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PD: Suspect shot by officer near 24th Street and Buckeye Road

Posted at 6:28 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 14:53:13-04

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting near 24th Street and Buckeye Road Friday night.

Police say that around 6 p.m. they received a call about a man cutting himself and bleeding.

When officers arrived they say he refused to drop the weapon and started to approach them.

Eventually police say one officer deployed a taser and the other fired at the suspect, hitting him.

The suspect was transported to the hospital in serious condition but is expected to survive, according to Phoenix police.

The suspect is only being identified as a 34-year-old man.

The officers are being identified only as a 52-year-old with 19 years of service, and a 23-year-old with less than 2 years of service.

Stay with ABC15 and as more details become available on this incident.