Glendale Police shoot robbery suspect in mobile home community
PHOENIX — Police officers shot a robbery suspect they believe was armed after tracking him into a mobile home community early Sunday morning, according to the Glendale Police Department.
Around 3:30 a.m., police responded to a call regarding a robbery near Bethany Home Road and 51st Avenue.
According to the store clerk, a man came into the store requesting money and cigarettes saying that he had a gun while threatening the store clerk and other patrons at the store.
Following a verbal altercation with the clerk, the suspect took some items from the store and left.
Officers were then able to track the suspect down as he fled into the mobile home community.
Police then found the man hiding between two cars, threatening to shoot officers.
When the suspect made a move with his hand toward his waistband, officers opened fire and wounded him with life-threatening injuries.
The suspect was transported to the hospital and an investigation is underway.
Bethany Home Road is expected to be closed from 51st to 47th avenues for several hours.
The suspect has not been identified by police.
It was the fourth shooting of the year involving the Glendale Police Department and 22nd overall by law enforcement, according to KTAR News 92.3 FM research.