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Police ID suspect in officer-involved shooting near 27th Ave. and Bethany Home Road

Posted at 8:28 AM, May 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-30 21:17:28-04

PHOENIX — An officer-involved shooting is under investigation in Phoenix.

Authorities say it happened Friday around 10 p.m. near 27th Avenue and Bethany Home.

The Phoenix Police Department says officers were called to a neighborhood for reports of a man with a gun.

When they arrived they spotted the suspect, later identified as 22-year-old Omar Luna, matching the description walking outside in the neighborhood.

As the officers approached Luna he ran toward a house and fired a gun once he reached the door, according to police.

Officers returned fire, hitting Luna.

Luna was struck and continued inside what was later to be discovered as his home. He was eventually arrested and taken to a hospital for treatment.

His injuries are said to be non-life threatening.

The officers involved include, a 23-year-old officer with two years on the force, and a 33-year-old with three years on the force.

The officers were not hurt.