Armed carjacking suspect dies in officer-involved shooting involving Glendale Police

An armed carjacking suspect has died after being shot by Glendale Police near 27th Avenue and Camelback Road on Aug. 14.

Detectives were investigating a car in Phoenix that had recently been stolen in an armed carjacking.

Police say they followed the car to a QuikTrip near the I-17 and Camelback Road to arrest the suspect, described as a 39-year-old Hispanic male. The suspect was identified by Glendale Police on August 18 as Derick Manuel Bonilla.

When detectives tried to arrest Bonilla, officials say Bonilla knocked one of the detectives to the ground and reached toward his waistband area. Police officials say a second detective shot at the suspect out of fear for the other officer's life.

Bonilla, officials say, later died at the hospital. Police found a firearm near the suspect during the investigation.

Glendale Police say no officers have been injured. Those that were involved have been placed on administrative leave.

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