Samurai sword-wielding suspect dead after being shot by Phoenix Police, department says

A sword-wielding suspect is dead after being shot by Phoenix Police officers on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 10, the department says.

The incident happened near 39th Avenue and Cactus Road when police say a man used a sword to hit a Phoenix Police Department precinct gate. Police say the man wouldn't drop the sword after telling him to, and he ran toward officers, who then shot at him.

He was identified as 40-year-old Aaron Baughman.

Police say the suspect's father showed up in his car and began to walk toward his son on the ground. Officers told him to stop, he did, and he was taken into custody unharmed.

Baughman died from his injuries at the hospital. No other details were given.

No officers were injured in the shooting.


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