PHOENIX - A suspect was injured in an officer-involved shooting on Sunday morning in west Phoenix.
Police responded to the neighborhood of Missouri and 39th Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night after receiving a call from a woman who reported her brother was on drugs and hallucinating.
Police responded to the call, but because he had not committed any crimes and he denied any medical help, officers left.
About an hour and a half later at 1 a.m., the same person called police and reported her brother was armed with a knife and staple gun and was walking around the neighborhood. She said there was a party nearby and she was concerned he would get into a fight.
Police caught up with the suspect in an alley near Missouri and 40th Avenue and told him to put down the weapons down.
Police say the suspect put down the staple gun and walked toward the officers, who were backing away. They say the suspect grabbed an officer, raised a knife and attacked her.
Police say the officer pushed the suspect back and when he advanced a second time, the officer opened fire.
After a struggle, the suspect was detained.
The suspect was taken to the hospital with gunshot injuries.
No officers were hurt, and no other suspects are being sought.