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Officer-involved shooting leaves one man dead in Phoenix

Aug 18, 2018, 8:07 PM
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PHOENIX — A man was shot and killed in Phoenix after drawing a weapon on an officer Saturday, authorities said.

At least one officer was involved in the shooting that occurred around 4:30 p.m. in the area of 15th and Southern avenues, Phoenix police said.

During a search for a felony warrant suspect, officers located the individual. The man took off, jumping through numerous yards before trying to break into a home.

An officer was able to catch up with the suspect where he used his taser. It had little effect.

The suspect then drew out a weapon, causing the officer to pull out his firearm and shoot the individual.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by Phoenix Fire.

No officers were hurt during the incident.

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Officer-involved shooting leaves one man dead in Phoenix