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Armed suspect fatally shot by police officers in Phoenix

Feb 20, 2024, 6:19 AM | Updated: 5:59 pm

Police set up scene to process evidence....

An armed suspect was fatally shot by police in Phoenix on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024. (AP File Photo)

(AP File Photo)

PHOENIX — An armed suspect was fatally shot by police in Phoenix on Monday, authorities said.

Officers saw Miguel Godines, 37, driving at a high rate of speed near 35th Avenue and Van Buren Street around 10:45 p.m., the Phoenix Police Department said.

However, Godines continued driving, prompting an air unit to follow while patrol vehicles pulled back.

While the air unit followed, Godines was seen getting out of the vehicle. He attempted to take another vehicle at gunpoint, but it drove off, police said.

Godines got back into the vehicle and drove to 59th Avenue and McDowell Road, where the car parked. After exiting the car, the Godines ran toward other vehicles stopped on the street, police said.

As Godines approached a vehicle with a gun in his hand, police shot him.

Officers took the weapon and provided life-saving treatment. Godines was rushed to a hospital, where he later died.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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Armed suspect fatally shot by police officers in Phoenix