Video shows officer's encounter with knife wielding man

Dramatic cell phone video was released, it shows a wanted murder suspect stabbing a pregnant woman and a police officer at a busy intersection in broad daylight.

In the video you hear the officer open fire on the suspect, shooting and injuring him.

Phoenix Police say they're proud of their officer and how he handled this situation that happened in March without endangering bystanders.

"We're very proud of Officer Akins for the tremendous job he did in ending the violent encounter. The restraint that he showed in this situation, and his decision not to endanger innocent bystanders is remarkable," said Sgt. Trent Crump with the Phoenix Police Department. 

The suspect, 33-year-old Pedro Morales remains in custody, facing several charges.

The officer has recovered and is back working the streets.
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