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Man dies after being shot by police near 30th Avenue and McDowell Road

Posted at 1:30 PM, Feb 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-07 22:18:03-05

PHOENIX — A man has died after being shot by police Monday afternoon in a Phoenix neighborhood.

During a press conference update, Sgt. Phil Krynsky said officers responded to reports of a woman stabbed near 30th Avenue and McDowell Road around 1 p.m.

Responding crews found a man, 30-year-old Emilio Chamizo, at a nearby intersection with a knife, police say. When ordered to drop the weapon, Chamizo reportedly refused, prompting an officer to open fire. Chamizo was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died from his injuries.

Krynsky said the female victim, believed to have been known to the suspect, is in critical but stable condition.

The officer who opened fire will be placed on administrative leave as the incident is investigated.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

Today's shooting marks the sixth media-reported police shooting in the Valley so far this year.

This is a developing story. Stay with for the latest updates.