One suspect in critical condition following an officer-involved shooting
PHOENIX — An officer-involved shooting ended with one suspect in critical condition and no injuries to the officers near the corner of 35th Avenue and Camelback Road in Phoenix on Sunday morning.
One male suspect was shot, following a pursuit on foot after one woman was detained as the two suspects left an abandoned car in a convenience store parking lot.
According to Phoenix Police Sgt. Jamie Rothschild, officers originally pursued the suspects after noticing that their car did not have a license plate.
“It was later learned that the suspect had an outstanding felony arrest warrant for violating probation and was a prohibited possessor,” Rothschild said.
Around 1:20 a.m., police followed the vehicle into the parking lot.
The two passengers parked the vehicle and left the store on foot until two officers approached them.
The female passenger stopped to comply with the officers while the male passenger ran toward a crowded business complex.
Before the male suspect reached the business area, he had turned around, pointed a gun at the officer in pursuit and told the officer to shoot him.
According to Rothschild, the officer only fired when he considered the suspect a threat to the people in the business complex.
There was no further information regarding the car.
The incident was the ninth Phoenix officer-involved shooting so far this year and the 21st in the Valley.
KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Amy Phol contributed to this report.