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PD: Man shot during incident with Phoenix police near 43rd Avenue and Thunderbird Road

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Posted at 5:58 PM, May 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-14 13:32:03-04

PHOENIX — Police say a 42-year-old man has been seriously injured after a police shooting outside a home in north Phoenix Sunday evening.

Officials say a teenager called police after their father, later identified as Adan Carlos, who they and their mother had an order of protection against, was trying to get inside their home near 43rd Avenue and Thunderbird Road at around 5 p.m.

When officers arrived, Carlos was standing in the driveway of the home with a firearm. Police say he pointed his weapon at an officer who then exchanged gunfire with him.

Carlos was struck in the incident, and officers say they quickly rendered first aid.

He was then transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition and no officers were injured during this incident, police say. An occupied home was reportedly struck by Carlos' gunfire, but no other injuries were reported.

Detectives learned during the investigation that Carlos's vehicle had been set on fire and that he took a vehicle at gunpoint near 28th Drive and Cactus Road. Carlos reportedly forced the victim to drive him a few blocks away from where the police shooting occurred.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported during that incident either.

Carlos remains in critical condition but is stable. He is expected to be booked into jail on multiple charges after he is released from the hospital.

The officer involved in the shooting is said to be 26 years old with two years of service.