ARIZONA NEWS

Phoenix police shoot, kill suspect attacking officer

Dec 20, 2018, 6:22 AM | Updated: 8:16 am
(Public Domain Image)...
(Public Domain Image)
(Public Domain Image)

PHOENIX – Police in Phoenix shot and killed a man they said attacked an officer on the street Wednesday night.

It was the 43rd officer-involved shooting of the year in Phoenix and second this week.

Officers responded to a call from a convenience store near 36th Street and Thomas Road. A clerk at the store told them a man was throwing things at the window and had been arguing with people in the parking lot.

Police found the man nearby and began talking to him but eventually he pulled out a metal object, possibly a tool, from a jacket, and began swinging at officers, Sgt. Armando Carbajal said.

He hit one of them in the head and arm. As the suspect walked away, the second officer ordered the man to stop.

Instead, the unidentified suspect came back toward the second officer, arm raised and still holding the object, and charged.

The injured officer was taken to a hospital and treated for minor wounds. The officer has been released.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the hospital.

No other information was immediately available.

Earlier this week, police shot a man who had been pointing a gun at traffic near 35th Avenue and Camelback Road.

Last year, Phoenix police were involved in 21 shootings.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Jim Cross contributed to this report.

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

This undated photo released by the Arizona Attorney General's Office shows Guillermina Fuentes. A Y...
Associated Press

Character witnesses testify for Arizona woman seeking leniency for ballot harvesting

A parade of character witnesses provided a judge Thursday with glowing reports about a southern Arizona woman who admitted collecting four voted early ballots in the 2020 primary election.
11 hours ago
(Phoenix Fire Department Photo)...
KTAR.com

Large fire at Phoenix apartment complex forces 80 from homes

Nearly 100 people were forced out of their homes Thursday by a fire at a Phoenix apartment complex, first responders said.
11 hours ago
(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)...
Griselda Zetino

Signs point to higher turnout for Arizona Latino voters in November

There are already signs that Latino voter turnout in Arizona will be higher in November than in previous elections.
11 hours ago
(Martin-Springer Institute at NAU Facebook photo)...
Luke Forstner

Arizona teachers take unique trip to bolster Holocaust education

A professor in Arizona started planning a way to better prepare teachers who would lead classrooms on the Holocaust: a trip to experience some of that history themselves.
11 hours ago
(ADOT Photo)...
KTAR.com

No full freeway closures planned across the Valley over the weekend

Several roadways and ramps will be restricted this weekend, but drivers won't see any full closures on Phoenix-area freeways.
11 hours ago
(Facebook Photos/Goldrush Fest AZ - Gilbert Town Hall)...
KTAR.com

Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around metro Phoenix for Oct.7-9

Movie nights at the park have returned this fall, Gold Rush is back at Phoenix Raceway and two big sports teams play at home this weekend.
11 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Children’s Cancer Network

Children’s Cancer Network celebrates cancer-fighting superheroes, raises funds during September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Jace Hyduchak was like most other kids in his kindergarten class: He loved to play basketball, dress up like his favorite superheroes and jump as high as his pint-sized body would take him on his backyard trampoline.
...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Here are 4 signs the HVAC unit needs to be replaced

Pool renovations and kitchen upgrades may seem enticing, but at the forefront of these investments arguably should be what residents use the most. In a state where summertime is sweltering, access to a functioning HVAC unit can be critical.
...
Sanderson Ford

Don’t let rising fuel prices stop you from traveling Arizona this summer

There's no better time to get out on the open road and see what the beautiful state of Arizona has to offer. But if the cost of gas is putting a cloud over your summer vacation plans, let Sanderson Ford help with their wide-range selection of electric vehicles.
Phoenix police shoot, kill suspect attacking officer