Man shot by Phoenix Police after firing handgun at officers

Jun 30, 2018, 4:04 PM | Updated: Jul 1, 2018, 8:05 am
(AP Photo)...
(AP Photo)
(AP Photo)

PHOENIX — Police shot a 19-year-old who pulled out a handgun and fired a shot on Friday evening, said Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, Phoenix Police Department spokesperson.

Chukwumankpam Mbebgu died in the hospital from the wound.

A little after 5:30 p.m. on Friday, three officers responded to the area of 4010 W. Colter St. in Phoenix. While in an alley, they saw a a man and a woman.

The woman ran toward the police and said the two had been arguing.

Mbebgu, the man, walked forward. Fortune said a 28-year-old officer saw what looked like a handgun, and Mbebgu confirmed it was.

He refused to give it up.

“During the struggle, the suspect pulled the handgun from his waistband and brought the handgun above his head and fired a shot over his shoulder towards the officers,” Fortune said in an email.

In response, the police fired back.

No police were injured. The woman who said she and Mbebgu had been arguing was not injured, either.

There were three officers involved, according to Fortune. In addition to the 28-year-old woman with one year of service, there was a 33-year-old man with 11 years and a 60-year-old man with 14 years.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Facebook photo/Phoenix is Home...
Tom Kuebel

Developer chosen for P83 project near Peoria Sports Complex

The city of Peoria announced a partnership with Common Bond Development Group to redevelop an area near the Peoria Sports Complex.
16 hours ago
(Arizona Game and Fish Department photo)...
Tom Kuebel

AZGFD helps release 3 black bears after rehab with Southwest Wildlife

The Arizona Game and Fish Department helped release three black bears into the wild after rehab at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center.
16 hours ago
Phoenix police are investigating the scene that left one officer hospitalized and another injured e...

Phoenix police investigating stabbing that leaves 2 injured at apartment complex

Police are investigating a stabbing that left two injured after a confrontation with their neighbor Saturday morning, authorities said.
16 hours ago
(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

2 men shot and killed after committing home invasion in Phoenix

Phoenix police are investigating a shooting that left two men dead after they forced their way into a home, authorities said. 
16 hours ago
(Pexels Photo)...
SuElen Rivera

Phoenix café closing to make way for affordable housing apartment complex

A Phoenix café serving visitors for over eight years is closing shop and making way for an affordable housing apartment complex.
16 hours ago
(Goodyear Police Department Photo)...

Goodyear police search for suspects in shooting death of 19-year-old man

Police are in the early stages of a homicide investigation after a 19-year-old man died from a gunshot wound at a party in Goodyear in May. 
16 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Day & Night Air

Tips to lower your energy bill in the Arizona heat

Does your summer electric bill make you groan? Are you looking for effective ways to reduce your bill?
Arizona Division of Problem Gambling

Arizona Division of Problem Gambling provides exclusion solution for young sports bettors

Sports betting in Arizona opened a new world to young adults, one where putting down money on games was as easy as sending a text message.
Canvas Annuity

The secret to guaranteed retirement income

Annuities aren’t really a secret, but they are so misunderstood that they might as well be. Once you understand what an annuity is and how it can benefit you, you could decide this “secret” is the perfect supplement to your retirement plan.
Man shot by Phoenix Police after firing handgun at officers