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Police shoot, kill man at HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Posted: 7:29 PM, Jan 28, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-30 00:18:37-05
Officer-involved shooting at Honor Health Osborn in Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Police say a man is dead after an officer-involved shooting at HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center.

Officers were called to the facility near Scottsdale and Osborn roads around 6:50 p.m. after getting reports of a man with a gun.

Police say the man, later identified as 27-year-old Joshua Greenleaf, drove up to the emergency room. He emerged holding a rifle and an unarmed security guard was able to grab the firearm out of the man's hands before shots were fired.

Authorities say when police arrived, Greenleaf charged three of the officers with a knife. One of the officers fired at him. Greenleaf was taken inside the hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police say Greenleaf was involved in a domestic dispute with an ex-girlfriend and had made suicidal comments. He reportedly went to the hospital in an attempt to locate his ex-girlfriend.

The ex-girlfriend's friends tell ABC15 the couple has a daughter together and she recently took out a restraining order against him.

Greenleaf was an Army veteran who recently got his firefighting certification to work for Rural Metro Fire Department.

Officers say Osborn Road and Drinkwater Boulevard were closed during the police investigation. Officials say the emergency room was also shut down and patients were re-routed to different hospitals.

This is the sixth officer-involved shooting in the Valley this year.