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Burglary suspect shot by Phoenix police dies

PHOENIX — A burglary suspect shot by police has died.

Cody Criner, 27, was shot Wednesday afternoon in southeast Phoenix. He had pointed a weapon at police, who then fired. The weapon turned out to be a pellet gun.

Police were called to a house at 44th Street and Elliot Road after a witness reported a burglary was under way.

Officers surrounded the house and Criner eventually ran out of the house. Officers said he reached for a weapon in his pants and pointed it at them.

Criner had been taken to an area hospital.