PHOENIX - Authorities have identified a man shot and killed by Phoenix police officers Wednesday night.
Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said the Phoenix Police Department's Fugitive Apprehension learned that 37-year-old Raymond P. Majors was driving a U-Haul truck and was headed to a trailer park near 23rd Avenue and Indian School Road.
Majors was wanted in connection with a domestic violence aggravated assault.
Crump said detectives were told that Majors was armed and if contacted by police would either kill himself or shoot it out with police.
Officers found Majors outside the passenger side of the U-Haul truck, talking on the telephone. Some officers began to move in on foot as others blocked the truck in with vehicles.
Majors jumped into the driver's seat of the truck and accelerated in reverse, hitting the front end of an unmarked police vehicle.
Crump said two officers fired their handguns several times, believing an officer had been struck and pinned between the vehicles.
The officers removed Majors from the truck and secured it. Fire crews pronounced the suspect dead at the scene.
One officer was treated for cuts to his hands, the other officer was not injured.
Witnesses near the scene told ABC15 they heard about half a dozen shots.
Crump said one officer is a 12 year veteran while the other has 13 years on the department.
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