Phoenix Police assist U.S. Marshals with deadly officer-involved shooting investigation

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KSAZ) -- Phoenix Police officials say a 71-year-old man is dead, following a shooting involving a U.S. Deputy Marshal in Phoenix.

The U.S. Marshals Service identified the suspect as Craig Allen, 71, who was wanted for probation violation by the Northern District of Texas.

The incident, according to a statement released by Phoenix Police Sergeant Vince Lewis, happened at around 10:45 a.m., at a home on the 9800 block of North 2nd Street. Police responded to the scene to assist U.S. Marshals, following the shooting.

Subsequently, police officials said its investigators learned the Marshals were conducting a fugitive investigation at the location, and they were there to contact the suspect. The suspect was contacted in the backyard, where he produced a handgun and pointed it at a Supervisory Deputy Marshal. An accompanying Deputy Marshal then fired his service weapon striking the suspect.

The suspect, according to police officials, died at the scene, and no officers were injured. The suspect has yet to be identified, pending notification of next of kin. Phoenix Police will take the lead on the investigation.

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