GLENDALE, AZ - A man and police K-9 were killed, and a police officer injured, after a shooting in Glendale Thursday night.
Glendale Police officer Tracey Breeden said the officer-involved shooting happened near Northern and 51st Avenues where Air15 video showed more than a dozen police vehicles and officers in the neighborhood.
Breeden said police received a call from a convenience store around 6:45 p.m. near 51st and Orangewood Avenues where a man was refusing to leave and making threats.
The suspect, 20-year-old Jourdan Akili Wagner, fled into a nearby neighborhood, jumping walls between homes, once police arrived on scene.
Officers responded to the neighborhood and established a perimeter in order to catch Wagner, said Breeden.
Citizens told police that Wagner displayed a handgun and was threatening them to gain access into their homes, according to a press release.
Robert Tienda told ABC15 he confronted Wagner in his neighbor's yard where a young boy was inside the house. Wagner fled into another yard and Tienda pointed him out to officers.
Officers, including a K-9 dog, located the suspect hiding under a trampoline. Officer Wes Zygmont deployed the K-9, Ronan, after Wagner refused officers' commands and pulled out his gun.
Officers Kevin Robertson and Officer Jason Chambers perceived the gun as a threat and fired their weapons.
Authorities said Officer Zygmont was injured when officers exchanged gunfire with Wagner.
Carmen Tienda described hearing one gunshot, saying after that it was "open fire."
Wagner was transported to a local hospital where he died, said police. The police K-9, Ronan, was also killed in the gunfire.
Officer Zygmont is considered to be in stable condition at a location hospital and remains in "good spirits," said police.
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