PHOENIX (FOX 10/AP) - Phoenix police say an officer fatally shot a man who assaulted a woman while she was driving and then pointed a gun at passing traffic and himself.
Police say the incident began Monday night as domestic violence involving the man and the woman as she was driving.
Sgt. Mercedes Fortune says the woman stopped the car and heard two shots while she fled as the armed man got out of the car.
Fortune says it's not clear if the suspect shot at her or in the air.
Fortune says an officer shot the man when he disregarded commands to drop the gun and kept walking and pointing the gun.
No identities were released.
Fortune says no officers were injured but the woman was injured during the altercation.
OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING: A domestic violence situation turns deadly after PHX police say an armed man threatened public safety. The suspect did not survive, his girlfriend is said to have very bad marks of physical abuse. Camelback closed from 35TH-37th Ave @FOX10Phoenix pic.twitter.com/IqzmFGDTdk— Marcy Jones Fox 10 (@MarcyJonesFox10) December 18, 2018
As a result of the incident, there are road restrictions on Camelback Road, from 35th Avenue to 37th Avenue.
2018 has seen an increase in officer-involved shooting incidents In Phoenix. Prior to this incident, figures provided by the City of Phoenix show 41 incidents for the year, compared to 21 for 2017.