PHOENIX - A suspect is in custody after a shooting broke out involving Phoenix police officers early Thursday morning.
The incident began just after 3 a.m. on May 11 near 92nd Drive and Lower Buckeye Road when officers found a pickup truck that was stopped in the road. The driver, 34-year-old Uriel Lozada, was asleep in the driver's seat of the truck.
Officers weren't able to wake Lozada, so they called for backup.
"During this time, they learned that the vehicle was reported stolen," Sgt. Phil Krynsky said. "Once the second unit arrived, they pinned in the vehicle which caused Lozada to wake up."
Police say Lozada tried to drive away but was unable to do so because his truck was pinned. He then got out of the truck with a gun and ran away while pointing the gun at officers.
"Officers used less-lethal tools to stop Lozada, but they were ineffective as he was able to make it into a neighborhood where officers lost sight of him," Krynsky added.
Lozada was eventually found on 91st Avenue south of Lower Buckeye Road. He was given commands by police to get on the ground, but instead, Lozada pointed the gun at officers, prompting police to open fire.
After the shooting, Lozada ran away but was later found in the backyard of a home. He was taken into custody.
No officers were hurt.
Police say Lozada was medically cleared by firefighters and will be booked into jail on multiple felonies, including aggravated assault on a police officer and theft of means of transportation.
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