Peoria officer shoots, kills man who allegedly pointed gun during foot chase
Jan 30, 2024, 6:30 AM | Updated: 3:33 pm
(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.