Suspect killed in shooting with police near Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix

Police involved in shooting near Phoenix mall
Posted at 3:22 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 20:38:12-04

Police say a suspect has died after an officer-involved shooting near the Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon. 

According to Phoenix police, around 2:30 p.m. officers received a call for a report of a man with a gun in the area of the transit center, near Interstate 17 and Dunlap Avenue. 

The suspect, 34-year-old Rabi Brown was reportedly "manipulating a handgun" while on a bench before police arrived. 

As two officers got on the scene, a security guard directed them to the suspect who was on a bus. 

The officers entered the bus and ordered the suspect to not touch the gun. Brown reportedly ignored their commands and produced a handgun from his pocket. 

Both of the officers fired their weapons, hitting the suspect. Police say Brown was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The officers were not hurt in the incident. According to police, there were a number of other passengers on the bus during the shooting. 

Police say a live handgun round was later found on the ground near where the shooting happened.  

The suspect has not been identified at this time. 

MAP: 2018 Valley officer-involved shootings surpass total for 2017

This is the 40th shooting involving law enforcement in the Valley so far in 2018. In 2017, there were 39 officer-involved shootings in the Valley.