Suspect dead in Phoenix officer-involved shooting

- UPDATE (1/18)

New details surrounding the officer-involved shooting that led to the death of a man have been revealed Thursday.

Connie Burciaga was friends with the suspect, and was talking to him just minutes before the shooting.

"He was just standing inside Starbucks crying," said Burciaga. "He said he was gonna go home and he took off."

Burciaga even offered to help.

"I told him, 'Jordan, come with me'," said Burciaga. "I work at St. Josephs as a housekeeper. He told me he's been to a hospital before."

The suspect, however, never made it home. Instead, police said he cut a person in the neck, then walked into a gas station and began threatening customers inside. When officers showed up, they confronted the suspect, who was still holding the knife. They ordered him to drop the knife, but when he didn't, they say they were forced to open fire.

According to the suspect's friend, he had been battling depression.


Original Story

Phoenix police officials say Wednesday night a suspect has died, in an officer-involved shooting.

The shooting, according to Phoenix police Sgt. Jonathan Howard, happened near the 3200 block of E. Thomas Road. The man, according to police, was threatening people with a knife, and a man was cut.

No officers, according to Sgt. Howard, were injured, and there are no outstanding suspects.

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