Man dies in struggle for Phoenix officer’s gun
Phoenix Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that has left one man dead on the west side.
An officer responded to a call Sunday night about a fight in the area of 71st Avenue and Thomas Road. When the officer arrived, he pursued a man running.
According to authorities, the man tried to take the officer’s weapon, a struggle ensued and the officer fired. The unidentified man, 34, died at a local hospital.
Witnesses told police the man had kidnapped and assaulted a woman who lives in the area and had gotten into a physical altercation with one of her male relatives.