Officer-involved shooting at Phoenix Walmart

PHOENIX - Phoenix police have identified the suspect involved in an officer involved shooting at a Phoenix Walmart Saturday afternoon.

The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. at the store near 51st Avenue and Indian School Road.

Police arrived on scene to a call of a man with a gun inside the store.

Police met the suspect, 39-year-old Chuckie Stowers, outside the store knowing he had a gun on him, but he started to run and then turned around and pulled a gun out of his pants. The officers felt like they had no other option but to shoot him.

Stowers was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say Stowers was seen inside Walmart using his knife to cut open items and steal items inside.

Even though there were many people around when the shooting happened, no one else was hurt.

Stay with ABC15 and abc15.com for more details as they develop.

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