Suspect in Glendale officer-involved shooting arrested

A suspect is behind bars after Glendale Police responded on Wednesday to an officer-involved shooting near 65th Avenue and Peoria Avenue.

According to a release, an officer fired multiple times at the 24-year-old suspect, who was allegedly seen with a gun.

Officers arrived at the scene after receiving emergency calls about a man acting erratically in the area. When they arrived, they saw the suspect get into a car and begin driving towards them.

That was when one of the two responding officers opened fire, according to police.

SkyFOX footage showed a police vehicle bumper-to-bumper with a sedan in a taped-off scene near the area.

A neighbor told FOX10 she heard between three-to-four gunshots in the area.

In an announcement on X, formerly Twitter, Glendale Police were investigating the scene and asked residents to avoid the area.

The suspect, identified as Martell Hare, Jr., was reportedly struck multiple times before life-saving measures were provided. He was taken to a hospital before being released and booked into jail.

"During a post-Miranda interview, Hare stated he intended to induce an officer-involved shooting, expressing his desire to die," said Surprise Police, who is conducting the investigation.

Hare, Jr. was booked into jail and is accused of aggravated assault, endangerment, disorderly conduct involving weapons and possession of a weapon by a prohibited possessor.

The officer who shot Hare, Jr., is a five-year veteran of Glendale PD. No officers were hurt.

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Martell Hare, Jr. (Surprise PD)

If you have any information on the shooting, please call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000 or call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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Here is a map of where the incident took place: