Suspect dies after being shot by Phoenix Police downtown, officer hurt in incident

PHOENIX - Authorities have identified a man killed in a shooting with a Phoenix police officer Friday night. 

Phoenix police say just before 10 p.m. two officers in a patrol car spotted the suspect, 34-year-old Jesus Ramon Deltoro, make a minor traffic violation in the area of 28th and Monroe streets.

Officers tried to stop Deltoro's car but it fled from them at a high rate of speed, police said.

The officers later spotted Deltoro in a dead end near 21st and Adams streets. He then turned his car around to leave the area and reportedly took off at a high rate of speed, losing control of his car and crashing into a fence, tree, and the officer's squad car which injured an officer.

Police say Deltoro then accelerated his vehicle in the direction of officers in the road which prompted Officer Brandon Wright to fire at the suspect, killing him. 

The injured officer was taken to the hospital after he suffered a broken foot and has since been released. 

Police say Wright is a 13 year veteran of the force.

Stay with ABC15 and abc15.com for more on this developing story. 

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