PHOENIX — Phoenix police were involved in a shooting near 36th Street and Oak that has left one suspect dead.
This incident marks the 43rd officer-involved shooting involving Phoenix police in 2018.
According to Phoenix police, they received an emergency call to a Circle K near 36th Street and Oak around 9 p.m. Wednesday evening.
When officers arrived at the scene, a clerk at the convenience store told police an unknown suspect threw an object through the store’s window causing some damage.
A short time later, police say they found the suspect less than a half-mile from the Circle K. Police say they “contacted the suspect and engaged in conversation.”
At some point during the conversation, police say the suspect pulled out “unknown objects” and began to attack an officer. A second officer witnessed the attack and fired his weapon at the suspect, according to police.
The suspect, who has not been identified by police, was transported to an area hospital but is now dead.
One officer was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries, but has since been released.
BREAKING OVERNIGHT: @phoenixpolice were involved in their 43rd shooting this year. One officer hurt and a suspect is dead. Sgt. Carbajal said an officer fired after one of their own was “attacked” by the suspect with an “unknown object.” I’m tracking the latest now on #abc15 pic.twitter.com/nFooiMD2eE— Megan Thompson (@MeganABC15) December 20, 2018
ANOTHER POLICE SHOOTING:— Zach Crenshaw ABC15 (@ZachCrenshaw) December 20, 2018
43rd in Phoenix this year.
There were 21 in all 2017.
This happened near 35th & Oak.
It’s been over an hour. So far no real info from police, except that none of their officers were hurt.
People nearby told me they heard 3 gunshots. pic.twitter.com/uTsqu44AAX