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PD: Suspect shot by US Marshal near 19th Avenue and Dunlap

Posted at 4:56 AM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 17:11:04-05

PHOENIX — A U.S Marshal on the Violent Offender Task Force was involved in a shooting early Thursday morning, according to Phoenix police.

A U.S Marshal was involved in a shooting that occurred around 3 a.m. near 19th and Dunlap avenues.

On Friday, police said officers responded to assist in the apprehension of a known fugitive known to be armed and dangerous. According to police, the suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Antanie Johnson, was contacted while sitting in the back seat of a vehicle. After giving verbals commands to exit the vehicle, Johnson repeatedly leaned back inside the vehicle several times.

When Johnson made a sudden movement near the back door, the officer was unable to see the suspect's left hand and fired his service weapon, striking Johnson. Johnson reportedly continued to refuse to comply to fully exit the vehicle and was struck by stun bag rounds and a taser deployed by other officers. Johnson was then taken into custody with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators found a handgun in the area where the suspect was seated.

According to police, no officers were injured, and there are no outstanding suspects.