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Police fatally shoot man holding gun at north Phoenix apartment complex

Apr 2, 2023, 8:25 AM | Updated: Apr 3, 2023, 4:32 pm

(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

PHOENIX — A man in his 70s died after he was shot by police at an apartment complex in north Phoenix on Saturday night, authorities said.

Officers responded to the area of 16th Street and Bell Road a little after 7 p.m. to reports of a fight and spoke to Dwight Cornwell who was looking to retrieve items from an apartment, the Phoenix Police Department said in a press release.

Cornwell agreed to return in the morning after there was no answer at the door.

Police received a call at approximately 8:20 p.m. from a woman who said a man with a gun was trying to break a window and access her apartment.

Officers responded and found Cornwell armed with a handgun in the parking lot of the complex, authorities said.

Police allegedly used less-lethal measures and commanded him to drop his weapon, but he fired a round into the air.

Police shot at tCornwell, who was later pronounced deceased.

Detectives responded to the scene, and the investigation remains ongoing.

No officers or other community members were injured in the incident.

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Police fatally shoot man holding gun at north Phoenix apartment complex