Officer injured in shooting in Phoenix

A Phoenix Police officer was shot Saturday afternoon responding to a 911 call.

Police say a man called 911 to report that people were pointing rifles at him. The caller, a 43-year-old man, was in a minivan in a parking lot near the intersection of 20th St and Thomas when he made the call. According to police, as they arrived the man opened fire, hitting one officer in the shoulder. Police returned fire, grievously injuring the suspect.

Both were taken to the hospital. The injured officer was treated and released, the suspect later died at the hospital.

The suspect called 911 while sitting in a minivan on the side road, reporting that rifles were pointed at him. When officers arrived, according to police, the suspect started shooting at them.


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