Officer-involved shootings in Phoenix metro: See when, where they have occurred in 2018

Posted at 1:12 PM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2019-01-02 12:29:28-05

The number of officer- and deputy-involved shootings in the Valley for 2018 almost doubled all that occurred in 2017.

A total of 82 officer- and deputy-involved shootings occurred across the Valley in 2018, while there were a total of 43 in all of 2017, according to media reports and data from the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.

The last officer-involved shooting incident of 2018 occurred on December 31, in which a police pursuit ended with a shooting on I-10 near 43rd Avenue.

Phoenix police were involved in a total of 44 officer-involved shooting incidents this year. This more than doubled their total number of incidents for the department in 2017, which totaled 21.

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At least 48 people have died in connection to these shootings, according to media reports.

A police K-9 died during an altercation connected to an officer-involved shooting in the middle of April. 

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Take a look at the map below for details on each known incident so far this year.

The incident on July 25 that resulted in the death of a Department of Public Safety trooper and the injury of two others is not considered an authority-involved shooting, according to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. It is considered a homicide involving a trooper, but no authorities fired guns in the altercation.

The July 25 incident was initially included in this list but has since been removed since the clarification.

Editor's note: This story previously totaled media-reported incidents. It has since been updated to include confirmed incident information from the Maricopa County Attorney's Office and the Phoenix Police Department.