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Phoenix police shoot and kill man wielding gun in parked car

Jul 4, 2020, 8:58 PM | Updated: Jul 5, 2020, 6:24 pm
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PHOENIX — A man has died after an officer-involved shooting in Phoenix on Saturday afternoon, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

The incident occurred at a home near 57th Avenue and Indian School Road.

A caller told police that a man who tried to kill him a week ago had returned with a knife and was threatening him again.

The caller pointed to a nearby house where he said the suspect was located.

Officers began talking with a man sitting in a parked car at the house, explaining they were investigating an aggravated assault.

The man refused to get out of the car when asked, rolling up his window and grabbing a gun, according to police.

Police say the man in the car showed the gun and told officers to shoot him.

After officers told the man to drop the gun, the man raised the gun and pointed it toward the officers, according to police.

Police say another officer broke the side window of the car to distract the man and two officers fired their guns, striking the man.

The man was taken to the hospital where he later died, according to police.

The name and age of the man has not been released.

Officers involved in the shooting were a 29-year-old man with three years of experience and a 31-year-old man with two years of experience.

No other details were immediately available.

It was the 26th shooting by law enforcement in the Valley this year, the tenth involving Phoenix police, according to reports tracked by KTAR News 92.3 FM.

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Phoenix police shoot and kill man wielding gun in parked car