GLENDALE, Ariz. — A Glendale police officer is recovering from a gunshot
wound after authorities said officers exchanged gunfire with a suspect later
killed by police.
Officials said officer Wes Zygmont was shot Thursday
night in Glendale. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and is expected to survive.
According to police, an employee at a Glendale convenience store called 911 to
report someone acting suspiciously in the store. Police said when officers
arrived the suspect, Jourdan Akili Wagner, took off running.
Authorities said Wagner ran through yards and threatened residents with a
gun until he exchanged gunfire with Glendale officers Kevin Robertson and officer Jason Chambers.
Police said Wagner was shot and later died at the hospital.
Officials said a police K-9 named Ronin also was shot and later died. No funeral plans have been announced.
Robertson and Chambers were placed on paid administrative leave, a standard practice for officer-involved shootings.