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Police ID man fatally shot during fight with sergeant

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Police identified the man who died after being shot by a Phoenix police sergeant on Sunday morning.

Authorities say a suspect approached a Phoenix Police Sergeant who was in his patrol vehicle near 59th Ave & McDowell.

The officer rolled down his window to speak with the man who started fighting with the officer.

During the fight, the officer fired one shot, hitting the suspect.

The man was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos identified the suspect as 25-year-old Willie Harden.

Police are still investigating why the man started fighting with the officer.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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