PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Two people are dead, including a suspect following an officer-involved shooting in a downtown Phoenix park Monday evening.
Phoenix police say the shooting took place at the Japanese Friendship Garden at the Margaret T. Hance Park, and the 27-year-old Jonie Block, who was shot dead was linked to a homicide at an apartment complex near Camelback and Central earlier on Monday.
The homicide at the apartment complex happened at around noon, and according to police, 55-year-old Todd Landon was found with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died.
Police issued a statewide bulletin for Block, who investigators believe knew Landon.
After leaving the scene of the homicide, Block headed to a restaurant near the area of Portland and Central and pointed a gun at an employee after approaching her about her bill.
Police then spotted Block at the Japanese Friendship Garden, where she threatened herself with the gun and refused to comply with officers.
Block then walked to an open area of Margaret T. Hance Park near civilians. Fearing that she was a threat to the public, police say a 20-year veteran fired his weapon and shot her.
She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.