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Officers shoot suspect during burglary attempt in Glendale

PHOENIX — Officers shot a suspect who barricaded himself inside a garage during a burglary attempt in Glendale on Monday, authorities said.

Police responded to an in-progress burglary near 59th and Northern avenues at about 8 a.m. and found the suspect in the garage, Glendale Sgt. Randy Stewart said in an email.

The suspect barricaded himself in a vehicle in the garage and told police they were going to have to shoot him, Stewart said.

A SWAT team arrived and attempted to negotiate a peaceful surrender and was unsuccessful, according to Stewart.

The suspect jumped out of the vehicle with hand tools and charged at one of the officers, who shot the suspect, Stewart said.

The officer said he feared for his life and the lives of his team, according to Stewart.

The suspect was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

No officers were injured during the incident.

It was the third shooting of the year involving Glendale police and 19th overall by law enforcement, according to KTAR News 92.3 FM research.

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