Man dies in struggle for Phoenix officer’s gun

Oct 29, 2012, 9:49 AM | Updated: 9:50 am

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.

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