PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Phoenix Police said a 28-year-old man is dead, following an officer involved shooting incident that happened early Thursday morning.
According to a statement released by Sgt. Alan Pfohl, the incident happened at 5:00 a.m., on the 2600 block of E. Roosevelt Street. According to the statement, officers responded to the area, after 28-year-old Edgar Carreto, armed with two knives, walked into a hospital's emergency department and started walking around the hospital and yelling. Hospital security contacted him, who was in turn threatened by Carreto.
Carreto, according to the statement, then walked left the hospital, and when officers arrived in the area, he was found banging on the door to an apartment across the street from the hospital. Officers tried to negotiate with Carreto, but he allegedly refused to put the knife down.
Carreto, according to the statement, later advanced toward the officers, and officers deployed less than lethal stun-bag rounds, in an effort to get him to drop the knife. He was reportedly not affected by the rounds, and continued to advance toward the officers, and threatening them. One officer later fired at the suspect. Carreto later died at a local hospital.
The officers involved are identified as being in between the ages of 26 and 46, with two having served with the department for 9.5 years. Police did not identify which of the officers fired the weapon. Police also did not, in its statement, individually identify the officers.
None of the officers, according to police, were hurt. An investigation is ongoing.
>>SkyFOX video from the scene: https://www.facebook.com/FOX10Phoenix/videos/1474677455914130/