Police say the incident happened at 2 a.m. when a homeowner in the area of El Mirage and Cactus roads called 911 to report a suspicious person at her front door.
When police caught up to the suspect a few blocks away, he reportedly wouldn't stop. Moments later, police tried to detain him.
That's when they say he runs and pulls a gun out. The suspect gets away, but another officer finds him hiding between homes.
He's seen approaching the officer with a gun after being told several times to drop the gun.
The officer shoots him.
Paramedics began life-saving measures at the scene and the suspect died at the hospital.
The shooting is being reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.
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