PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Police say an armed man was shot by police following an altercation with his mother in Phoenix.
Phoenix police say the shooting happened after officers responded to reports of a couple fighting outside a home near Central and McDowell at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday night.
Police say a man walking his dog saw 21-year-old Ian Glatt and woman fighting and tried to stop it before officers arrived. Glatt assaulted the witness and the woman was able to escape and call police, however, the suspect then went back inside the home and began fighting with his mother.
When police arrived at the scene, they witnessed Glatt assaulting his mother, so they rushed into the home and discovered Glatt was threatening his mother with a knife.
A sergeant, who is a 23-year-veteran of the Phoenix Police Department, opened fire and shot Glatt, who began to kick and punch at officers as they tried to detain him.
Glatt was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He's been booked on aggravated assault, domestic violence and resisting arrest charges.
No officers were injured and the investigation is ongoing.