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Man dies after shooting involving police near 52nd Street and Thomas Road

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Posted at 6:24 PM, Jun 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-13 16:57:20-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police say a man has died after a domestic dispute near 52nd Street and Thomas Road led to a shooting involving officers.

It happened just before 5:20 p.m. Monday.

Officers entered an apartment complex through a courtyard where they say a man, identified as Rakim Durham, was standing on the second-floor landing with a gun in his hand.

Durham was reportedly given multiple commands from Phoenix police to drop the weapon. Police say that's when the officer-involved shooting occurred. Afterward, Durham walked into a nearby apartment.

Police say Durham was given more commands to step out and officers then noticed he was shot.

He was taken to a hospital in critical condition. On July 12, the Phoenix Police Department announced Durham died at a hospital.

A woman and two children were removed from the apartment.

No officers were hurt.