Glendale police: Officer fatally shoots man during encounter

Glendale police: Officer fatally shoots man during encounter
Glendale police say the officer shot the man when he “went at the officer.” (Source: WTOC)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Glendale police say an officer responding to a burglary alarm fatally shot a man wielding a metal bar during an encounter in a residential area Tuesday, Dec. 22.

A police department spokeswoman said the responding officer located a man in a home’s backyard and confronted him in a nearby street at around 4:30 a.m., azfamily.com reported.

Officer Tiffany Ngalula said the officer shot the man when he “went at the officer.”

No identities were released and additional information on circumstances of the incident weren’t immediately available.

The officer will be placed on leave pending an investigation.

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