Peoria officer shoots, kills man who allegedly pointed gun during foot chase

Jan 30, 2024, 6:30 AM | Updated: 3:33 pm

Patrol lights near a Circle K where an officer involved shooting took place....

A man was shot by police near a Circle K in Peoria on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024. (Peoria Police Department Photo)

(Peoria Police Department Photo)

PHOENIX — A 43-year-old man police say was armed died after getting shot by a Peoria officer Monday night, authorities said.

The officer saw a suspicious man outside a closed business around 10:40 p.m. near Peoria and 91st avenues, the Peoria Police Department said.

The officer tried contacting the suspect but he ran through a parking lot outside a nearby Circle K.

During a foot pursuit, the man allegedly pointed a handgun at the officer, police said.

The officer shot at least one round, striking the suspect.

The man, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and died there.

The officer involved in the shooting, who has three years of service, was not injured.

Police recovered a handgun from the scene.

No additional information was available.

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Peoria officer shoots, kills man who allegedly pointed gun during foot chase