PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Police say that the man who was shot near the state Capitol died at the hospital and was unarmed when he was shot.
The shooting happened near 19th Avenue and Monroe Street. Police said the man, identified as 30-year-old Henry Wayne Rivera, refused to comply with commands and two officers shot him. He died at the hospital.
Police said it all started when officers were looking for a man who shot three people in central Phoenix and kidnapped his girlfriend.
That's when they found the Chevy Malibu the suspect had stolen near 15th Avenue and Polk Street around 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
An "information source" told officers the suspect was usually at a motel near 20th Avenue and Van Buren Street, police said.
While searching for the suspect, somebody matching the description ran from Van Buren Street into the motel.
When officers went to one of the rooms and talked to a woman there, Rivera jumped out of the back motel window and ran away.
Police said he ran through several yards and jumped over fences. He then ran into a automobile business near 19th Avenue and Monroe Street and took a vehicle, officers said.
He initially drove onto Monroe Street and then went back into the driveway of the business and stopped.
Tactical officers moved in and gave commands to Rivera, but he didn't comply, police said.
"Less lethal ARWEN rounds, as well (as) gas, were fired at the vehicle and (the man)," said Thompson.
As the man got out of the vehicle, but still wouldn't comply with commands, a K-9 officer and a SWAT officer shot at Rivera and he went down, according to Thompson.
He was taken to the hospital where he died.
Thompson said he was actually not connected to the crime spree the night before. No weapons were found on Rivera, either.
Thompson said he had outstanding warrants for his arrest.
One of the officers involved is 46-year-old Officer ANdrew Carlsson. He has 23 years' experience with the Phoenix Police department.
The other is 36-year-old Kyle Fricke, who has 15 years' experience with Phoenix police.
Despite the lack of a weapon, law enforcement experts said it was too early to deem the shooting to be unjustified.
They told Arizona's Family deadly force often hinges on a suspect's behavior immediately before the shooting, something that they call "furtive movements."
"A furtive movement could be as simple as making a quick grab into a coat... or lifting up your shirt and you have a dark object," said Kevin Boontjer, a retired law enforcement officer.
Experts said a suspect's criminal past also plays a role in the determination to use deadly force.
"The potential for you to use deadly force to keep them from escaping that area and doing something down the road, is much more reasonable," Boontjer said.