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Suspect shot by Glendale police after armed robbery dies

PHOENIX — A suspect shot by Glendale police following an armed robbery at a store on Sunday morning has died, authorities said Monday.

Maxwell Jerome Davis, 28, died at a hospital after he was shot by an officer in a mobile home community following the burglary.

Police responded to a call regarding a robbery near Bethany Home Road and 51st Avenue around 3:30 a.m.

Davis allegedly committed the armed robbery while simulating a handgun and threatening to shoot the clerk and others in the store, according to authorities, before grabbing items from the counter and leaving on foot.

An officer found Davis a short distance away from the store.

Authorities said the man threatened to shoot the officer and ran into the mobile home community.

Davis was found by a second officer hiding between two cars and again told the officer he was going to shoot him while making a move toward his waistband and then raising his hands in a motion of pointing a gun at the officer.

An officer drew his weapon and shot Davis after seeing an object in the man’s hand, according to authorities.

Officers used trauma kits to provide aid to Davis before he was transported to the hospital.

Detectives on the scene located a dark green sharp object near where Davis fell.

There were no other injuries.

The officer who shot Davis has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard practice.

No additional information was made immediately available at this time.

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.

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