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

Posted: 11:15 PM, Jun 23, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-26 16:25:15Z
PD: Officer-involved shooting in downtown PHX

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 an officer 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 the officer involved in the shooting is a 13 year veteran of the force.

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