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PD: Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting near 40th Street and Thomas Road in Phoenix

Posted at 7:44 PM, Mar 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-10 12:44:30-04

PHOENIX, AZ — The suspect involved in last night's officer-involved shooting near 40th Street and Thomas has died, according to Phoenix police.

Police say they received a domestic violence call near 32nd Street and McDowell at 7:02 p.m. Saturday night after the suspect was involved in a physical altercation with a victim in the area.

The suspect, identified as 35-year-old Eric Hagstrom, fled 32nd Street and McDowell in the victim's car, according to police.

Around the same time the suspect fled, there was vehicle crash near the intersection of 40th Street and Thomas. Responding officers on scene found the victim's car involved in the crash, but Hagstrom had also fled the crash site.

At 7:06 p.m., officers received a "trouble call" in the same location. A witness told police there was a person lying down in their driveway. The witness also allegedly told police Hagstrom had a gun.

"The officer contacted the suspect in the driveway and gave him verbal commands to drop the gun," Phoenix PD Sergeant Armando M. Carbajal said in a media statement. "The suspect pointed the gun at the officer. The officer fired his service weapon at the suspect, striking him and ending the threat."

Hagstrom was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say a gun was located at the scene where Hagstrom was lying down.

Phoenix police tell ABC15 no officers were injured in the incident.