Phoenix Police shoot, kill armed man who reportedly broke into a home
PHOENIX - Phoenix Police are investigating after a suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting near 41st Lane and Cactus on Feb. 6.
Officers say the shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday when reports came in that an armed man broke into a woman's backyard. While the woman was on the phone with 911, the suspect reportedly got into the home.
When officers arrived, they were able to get the victim out of her home safely.
"A two-officer unit went to the back of the residence and took a position behind the block wall. One officer saw the suspect exit the arcadia door and enter the backyard. The suspect was armed with a handgun, and the officer gave him commands to drop the gun, but he refused and raised it toward the officer. The officer fired one round, and struck the suspect, ending the threat," the department said.
Police say the suspect's gun was found. He's identified as 29-year-old Anthony Greco.
No officers were injured.