A Phoenix police officer who was shot during a gun battle with a burglary suspect in a Laveen neighborhood Wednesday has died.

During a media briefing Thursday morning, Chief Joe Yahner said that the family members of Officer David Glasser have said their final goodbyes and the organ donation process was underway.

On Thursday night, Police identified the shooting suspect as 20-year-old Israel Santos-Banos. He died at the scene.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the Glasser family," Yahner said.

"After the organ donation process is complete, Officer Glasser will be transported to the medical examiner's office," Yahner added. "Tragically, we will begin planning a funeral."

Yahner said Glasser was a member of the Neighborhood Enforcement Team, a unit designed to solve community problems. He was part of the Maryvale precinct.

Glasser was married and had a son and daughter. He grew up in Phoenix, attended Moon Valley High School and graduated from Arizona State University.

"Dave served his community and he continues to serve right now as he is donating his organs for the betterment of people he doesn't even know," Yahner said. "We lost a hero, we lost an outstanding member of our community, a father and a great police officer."

Yahner called Glasser an inspiration to his family, co-workers and the community. He said the department is struggling with the loss and asked for the community's support.

"This is a dark day for the city of Phoenix," Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said during the briefing. "Our entire city is hurting today. This is not the news that we had hoped for, but it is too often the reality for those who are sworn to protect us."

Stanton said "we will never forget his service, we will never forget him or the family he leaves behind."

"We are deeply and eternally indebted to Officer Glasser for his service and sacrifice on our behalf," Gov. Doug Ducey said in a statement. "It's times like this that we must remember that, for our men and women in blue, no call is routine. We must continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with those who serve under the badge."

Wednesday's shootout near 51st Avenue and Baseline Road started after a man called 911 saying his stepson had stolen his gun. Officers responded to the burglary-in-progress call and made contact with the suspect in his vehicle, Sgt. Vincent Lewis said. That's when the suspect opened fire at the officers.

Yahner said as many as six officers returned fire, killing Santos-Banos.

"Not saying anything is right. Two lives are lost here. All lives matter," said Sheila Lewis, a friend of the suspect.

Friends of the suspect say he was possibly suicidal in the days leading up to the shooting.

This is the 14th officer-involved shooting in the Valley in 2016. The 16th officer-involved shooting in the Valley occurred on Thursday. There were an additional 10 officer-involved shootings outside of the Valley this year.

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We are grateful for the support we receive from our community in gentle times & in troubled.https://t.co/COk3V4zTpz pic.twitter.com/jGFGx9QDgX— Phoenix Police (@phoenixpolice) May 19, 2016
Condolences to Phoenix Police for the loss of one of their own. Officer Glasser has succumbed to his injuries.... https://t.co/YzVq7qUlMY— Mesa Police Dept. (@MesaPD) May 19, 2016
RIP Ofc. David Glasser you are a hero to @phoenixpolice and its community, you and your family will be in our hearts and prayers.— Maricopa PD (@MPDPIO) May 19, 2016
Police send condolences to the family of fallen Phoenix Police Officer David GlasserSurprise, AZ (May 19, 2016)... https://t.co/wv31wp0BqX— Surprise Police Dept (@Surprise_PD) May 19, 2016
We mourn with our brothers and sisters @PPD&the Glasser family. Flags have been lowered to half staff in his honor. pic.twitter.com/3ziBWIqOit— Tim Dorn (@ChiefDorn) May 19, 2016
Officer David Glasser. End of Watch May 19, 2016. A leader in his family, @phoenixpolice and his community. RIP pic.twitter.com/C0sDdwksZt— Sgt. Jon Howard (@SgtJHoward) May 19, 2016
We lost a hero today. RIP Phx Officer David Glasser. When you see a law enforcement officer, thank them for their service & daily sacrifice.— Mark Brnovich (@GeneralBrnovich) May 19, 2016
We extend our condolences to the family of Officer David Glasser and the Phx Police Department @phoenixpolice. pic.twitter.com/86lRnfFJjO— Goodyear Fire Dept. (@GdyFirePIO) May 19, 2016
Thoughts & prayers to @phoenixpolice & family of Officer Glasser. Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/nTXE2keoX9— Chandler Police (@ChandlerPolice) May 19, 2016
Condolences from @BuckeyePolice. Our thoughts and prayers are with your Department and the family of Ofc Glasser https://t.co/lO0JcYPDjx— Buckeye Police Dept (@BuckeyePolice) May 19, 2016
Devastated by the tragic news of @phoenixpolice Officer David Glasser. We mourn his death & honor his sacrifice. #Hero— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) May 19, 2016
In memory & honor of fallen PHX Police Officer David Glasser, I've ordered all flags be lowered to half-staff. May he rest in peace #Hero— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) May 19, 2016
Condolences from @BuckeyePolice. Our thoughts and prayers are with your Department and the family of Ofc Glasser https://t.co/lO0JcYPDjx— Buckeye Police Dept (@BuckeyePolice) May 19, 2016
A Phoenix police officer who was shot during a gun battle with a burglary suspect Yesterday has died.According... https://t.co/StP4tO7eaB— cc_sheriff (@cc_sheriff) May 19, 2016
@phoenixpolice Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With Your Entire Family.— Dept. Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) May 19, 2016
#BirdGang hearts are heavy today with the passing of one of our guys! #Salute & RIP to Officer David Glasser of the Phoenix PD.— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) May 19, 2016
Our hearts go out to the family, friends and colleagues of fallen Phoenix Police officer David Glasser. pic.twitter.com/F8WXkl94Tg— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) May 19, 2016
Sending condolences to Officer Glasser's family. Our police, firefighters, EMS are the real heroes. #RIPDavidGlasser pic.twitter.com/Ymi0nyqjW8— Bruce Arians (@BruceArians) May 19, 2016
Two #Phoenix cops just dropped off flowers & candle at the entrance to neighborhood where Officer Glasser was shot. pic.twitter.com/gTPNwAHna1— Preston Phillips (@PrestonTVNews) May 19, 2016
In memoriam of Phoenix Police Officer David Glasser, End of Watch: May 1... https://t.co/4Od6YXE3eh— City of Phoenix, AZ (@CityofPhoenixAZ) May 19, 2016
Our deepest condolences to the Phoenix PD and the family, friends & coworkers of fallen Officer David Glasser. pic.twitter.com/QZxhnTookP— Yuma Sheriff's Ofc (@YumaSheriff) May 19, 2016
31yrs of policing I've lost many friends and colleagues. It's hard on families. I tip my glass to all who make us safer. RIP David! Thanks!— Col. Frank Milstead (@frank_milstead) May 20, 2016

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