PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- One man is in the hospital after an officer-involved shooting Monday night in Phoenix.
[FIRST REPORT: Police shoot suspect near Phoenix Home Depot]
It happened around 7:30 p.m. at a parking lot of a Home Depot in the area of 43rd Avenue and Camelback Road.
A Phoenix police spokesperson said officers originally went to the area for reports of an attempted robbery. When they got there, they found a man, who has not been identified, with a knife in the parking lot. Officers reportedly ordered him to put the knife down several times. Instead of cooperating, the man allegedly came toward officers with the knife. As a result, an officer named Brittany Smith-Petersen fired shots at the man. He hit in the leg. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.
Police confirmed that no officers were hurt during this incident. The officer who shot the man is getting support at this time.
"As you can imagine, this is a very tragic event. No officer ever wants to be in that situation," said the Phoenix police spokesperson. "And so, our employee assistance unit is with that officer right now."
The investigation is ongoing.