Suspect in custody following officer-involved shooting in north Phoenix
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Police are investigating after a shooting involving officers on Sunday night in north Phoenix.
Officers responded to a home in the area of 39th Avenue and Cactus Road around 8:30 p.m. after a 911 caller said a man was firing shots in the backyard. Police say that when officers arrived at the home, a man came to the door and fired several shots towards the floor. Officers took cover and set up a perimeter around the house.
Police could still hear shots being fired inside the home and at one point, the suspect came back to the front door and raised a gun toward officers. One officer fired at the suspect but missed, and the man went back inside the home. When the suspect came back to the doorway, police say he reached toward his waistband and another officer fired a less-lethal 40mm foam baton. The suspect was hit and once again went back into the home.
After police continued to give commands for the suspect to surrender, he eventually came out of the house unarmed and was arrested. Other family members inside the home were not hurt.
No officers were injured. Monday morning, police remain on the scene investigating. The suspect’s identity has not yet been released.
This is the 29th officer-involved shooting in Maricopa County and the 37th in the state this year.
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