PHOENIX (FOX 10) - Phoenix Police officials have identified the suspects connected to an incident that resulted in an officer-involved shooting that happened during the overnight hours on Thursday.
According to a statement released by Sgt. Vince Lewis Thursday afternoon, the incident happened at 12:50 a.m., on the 4700 block of West Hazelwood Street. At the time, police officers in the area saw a pickup truck that drove at a high rate of speed through the neighborhood, without any lights on. Officers tried to stop the truck, but it fled. The truck was then located in an alley west of the 4600 block of North 48th Avenue, and a witness reported seeing four people flee in two different directions.
One officer, according to police officials, located a man, since identified a 43-year-old Eugene Horn, on foot near the 4700 block of West Hazelwood Street. The officer tried to make contact with Horn, but he pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officer while manipulating the slide., The officer the left his car, and fired at Horn, striking him. Horn was declared dead at the hospital.
A second suspect, identified as 24-year-old Calvin Mejia, was located in the area, and linked to the incident, according to police. He has been booked on a count of felony murder, as well as burglary charges.
The officer, identified as a 41-year-old white male with 14 years of service, was not injured.