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Phoenix PD: Homicide suspect shot and killed by officers Monday

Posted: 7:59 PM, May 15, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-17 18:13:58Z
Suspect shot by police in downtown Phoenix

The Phoenix Police Department is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in downtown Phoenix that happened on Monday.

Police say the incident happened near First Avenue and Roosevelt Street.

According to police, 27-year-old Jonie Block was wanted for a homicide that happened earlier in the day.

Police said 55-year-old Todd Landon was shot and killed near Central Avenue and Camelback Road. Landon was found with numerous gunshot wounds. 

Those who knew Landon said he worked in maintenance at the apartment complex and was well-liked.

“Todd was a very caring individual. He would always go out of his way to help you,” said a friend of his who asked to not be identified. “He was a great person to know--caring, he loved people, he loved to interact with people as well.”

“He’s going to be very missed. I hope he’s resting in peace now.”

Todd Landon's work truck was still at the scene, now covered in flowers.

“When I saw his truck, I had to go over there and say a little prayer.”

Police say Block was spotted several hours after the first incident by a bystander at the Japanese Friendship Garden, who noticed she was armed and called law enforcement. A responding officer recognized that she could be the suspect sought in the earlier case and tried to negotiate with her.

Police say they tried to negotiate with Block, but she denied commands and an officer fired at her.

Block was taken to the hospital and did not survive. 

The identity of the officer involved has not been released, but police say the officer has at least 20 years of experience.

Stay with ABC15 and abc15.com for the latest on this developing situation.

 

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