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PD: Suspect accused of shooting at Phoenix officers found dead near 27th and Glendale avenues

Posted at 6:10 AM, May 15, 2021

PHOENIX — A man accused of shooting at a Phoenix officer was found dead Saturday morning near 27th and Glendale avenues.

Phoenix PD officials say the incident started around 4 a.m., when an officer stopped a vehicle for an expired license plate at a Jack in the Box restaurant on Glendale Avenue near Interstate 17.

Officials say the driver fired shots at the officer and struck a patrol vehicle. The officer was not hurt and did not fire his service weapon, according to police.

The suspected vehicle was located down the street near 29th and Myrtle avenues. The driver was not inside the vehicle and police began searching the surrounding areas, including a neighborhood.

Video from the scene showed a group of officers running through a neighborhood while searching for a suspect.

Police say a gunshot was heard during the search and the suspect was later found dead in a wooded area.

Police say he died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Authorities are not searching for other people and the incident remains under investigation.