Burglary suspect shoots self after police confrontation

Phoenix police say a burglary suspect took his own life during a confrontation with officers.

Investigators say the incident happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday outside a vehicle body shop near 27th Avenue and Camelback Road.
 
The proprietor reported seeing an unknown person on the property.
 
Officers searched the location and found the suspect hiding under a truck in the yard.
 
They say he refused commands to surrender.  He then fought with a police K-9.
 
Police say as officers moved in to arrest him, he pulled out a handgun and shot himself.
 
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
One officer was injured from shrapnel from the bullet that hit the suspect. His injury is not life-threatening.  The suspect's identity was not released.
 

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