Police identify man who claimed to have bomb, fired at officers

- Authorities have identified a man who they say opened fire on police officers and threatened them with a bomb at a Goodyear intersection.

Goodyear police say 25-year-old King Justice Allah has been identified as the suspect who opened fire at officers on May 13 at the intersection of McDowell and Pebble Creek Parkway.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found Allah laying on the sidewalk and bleeding from self-inflicted wounds. Allah told officers he had a gun and a bomb inside a backpack that he was carrying.

When officers tried to negotiate with Allah, he opened fire at police.

Officers then returned fire and shot Allah. He was transported to a hospital, where he remained hospitalized until May 21.

Through their investigation, police learned Allah fired at officers with a CO2 cartridge gun.

Allah has been booked on five counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, one count of false emergency reporting and cause action explosive device.

 

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