PD: 2 suspects in custody after officer-involved shooting in Phoenix

PHOENIX - Two suspects are in custody after an officer-involved shooting in Phoenix Monday morning.

According to Phoenix police, the incident started when police were called to a report of a gun store robbery near 19th Avenue and Camelback Road.

Officials arrived at the scene at 4:10 a.m. and found the front door to a neighboring business with a hole that the suspects climbed through to get into the gun store, police said.

When officers made contact with the suspects at the Legendary Guns of the West, one of the suspects ran out the door, climbed a fence and ran with a gun in his hand.

Police said they heard one shot fired from the suspect, the round is believed to have hit a mobile home in the area. No one inside the home was injured.

A 12-year Phoenix police officer gave commands to the suspect, but the suspect ignored the request. Police said the suspect pointed a handgun at the officer who fired his gun at the suspect.

The suspect eventually surrounded to the officer. The suspect was not struck by the officer, but he did sustain a small cut to his hand.

The second suspect was located and taken into custody without incident.

Both suspects had gloves, masks and drills in their possession, police said.

Authorities are still looking looking for an additional suspect who is believed to have a connection to the robbery. 

19th Avenue at Camelback Road was closed for several hours as a result of the shooting. The light rail also had restrictions in the area.

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