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No officers injured in shootings in Phoenix, Chandler

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PHOENIX — No Phoenix or Chandler police officers were injured in two separate shootings on Friday, according to police reports.

A man was allegedly carrying a knife and cutting himself around 24th Street and Buckeye Road around 6 p.m., Phoenix Police spokesperson Mercedes Fortune said in a statement.

Police arrived and told the man to drop the knife. The suspect refused and yelled at the officers to shoot him as he walked into traffic lanes.

As he approached, one offer used a taser at the man and the second shot at the man.

The suspect was taken to the hospital in serious conditions. As of Saturday morning, he was expected to survive.

It was the third Phoenix officer-involved shooting of the year.

Meanwhile, Chandler Police are investigating a separate shooting that involved officers near Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard around 6:30 p.m.

Officers responded to a domestic violence call between a male and a female.

When the officers arrived, they were confronted by a man in the front yard who pointed a weapon at the officers. In response, three officers fired their weapons at the man.

The suspect, who was later identified as 41-year-old Rosario Angel Alvarado, was transported to a local hospital. He died of his injuries March 16.

Investigators determined he’d been in possession of a silver and black replica 1911 handgun, police said.

The woman was not hurt.

This was the second Chandler officer-involved shooting of 2020.

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