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Phoenix police involved in fatal shooting Saturday morning

Jan 22, 2022, 1:50 PM | Updated: Jan 23, 2022, 1:50 pm

(Facebook photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

(Facebook photo/Phoenix Police Department)

(Facebook photo/Phoenix Police Department)

PHOENIX — A man is dead after police officers were involved in a shooting in Phoenix Saturday morning, authorities said.

The incident started around 4:40 a.m. when police spotted a vehicle speeding and committing other traffic violations near 24th Street and Indian School Road, the Phoenix Police Department said in a press release.

Officers found a man laying in the back seat of the vehicle after it pulled into the driveway of a home near 23rd Street and Fairmount Avenue, authorities said.

Police contacted the people who lived in the house and said they did not recognize the vehicle.

After an hour of trying to get the man in the vehicle to respond, officers broke a window when they noticed the man had a handgun in the car.

The man grabbed the gun and officers responded by shooting, according to authorities.

The man, identified Sunday as 37-year-old Dedrick Garcia, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, two officers were involved in the incident, neither suffering injuries.

The investigation remains ongoing.

This was the second reported Phoenix police shooting in 2022 and the fifth overall for Valley law enforcement.

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