Suspect dead, no officers hurt following Phoenix police shooting

A suspect died at the hospital after being shot by police officers in Phoenix.

According to Sgt. Mercedes Fortune with the Phoenix Police Department, the shooting happened at about 2 a.m. on Nov. 30 near Interstate 17 and Indian School Road.

Police say 33-year-old Ekom Udofia was in the middle of the road and was trying to get hit by cars. He was also armed and pointing a gun at passing vehicles. 

Udofia then pointed his gun at officers, prompting police to open fire on him. After being shot, Udofia fell to the ground and refused to drop his gun.

Udofia then raised the gun again at officers and was shot. A K-9 was brought in to take the gun from him.

Udofia was taken to an area hospital in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead.

No officers were injured in the shooting. The weapon that was used by Udofia was later determined to be a BB gun.

During the investigation, Indian School Road was closed from I-17 to 23rd Avenue due to the investigation. 

Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed the shooting to contact Phoenix police at 602-262-6151.

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