Phoenix police shoot, kill man after pursuit

PHOENIX - A man has been shot and killed by police in Phoenix.

Phoenix police say the incident began around 11:30 p.m. Monday when officers spotted a vehicle driving in a manner which led them to believe the driver was impaired.

They tried to stop the vehicle but the driver continued on, driving in a reckless manner.

At McDowell Road and Interstate 10, the suspect stopped at a red light and officers maneuvered into a position to try to block the vehicle.

Police say the driver accelerated toward the officers and a vehicle pursuit was initiated.

The chase continued until the driver reached the area of 29th Avenue and Madison Street which is believed to be the driver's home.

There he struck a brick wall along the driveway and as officers approached the vehicle the driver accelerated in reverse toward them and their patrol car.

One officer fired at the driver who tried to dislodge his vehicle from the officer's patrol car that he'd crashed into and started to accelerate in the direction of another patrol car.

A second officer fired at the vehicle's driver, striking him. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say officers discovered a 5-year-old child in the passenger seat who was not hit by the gunfire. Police said they didn't know the boy was in the car.

No officers were injured in the incident.

Family members told ABC15 the dead man is Vincent Jimenez, a single father of five children.

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