Man dies after shooting involving Phoenix PD near 30th and Fillmore streets

Police shooting 30th street and Fillmore
Posted at 8:51 PM, Jul 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-21 11:46:44-04

PHOENIX — Police say a man has died after a shooting involving Phoenix police Tuesday night.

Officials say officers responded to a domestic violence call around 7:30 p.m. near 30th and Fillmore streets.

A man, armed with a knife, was reportedly attacking the mother of his children inside a home. Dispatch operators reported hearing children crying in the background during a 911 call.

When police arrived they made contact with the woman who called for help. She was outside of the home and reportedly upset and crying.

She told officers that her five young children were still inside the apartment with her husband, identified as 31-year-old Miguel Hernandez-Rodriguez.

At that point one officer walked toward the door and that's when Hernandez-Rodriguez reportedly walked out with a knife and toward the officer.

He was instructed to show his hands, but ignored the command and continued walking toward the officer while holding the knife, according to Phoenix PD.

The officer walked backwards, away from the man, and fired his weapon, striking him. He was taken to a hospital where he died.

The woman victim suffered minor injuries from Hernandez-Rodriguez's earlier assault. No officers or the children inside the home were hurt.

An investigation remains ongoing.