Phoenix police officer involved in early morning shooting in North Phoenix

Posted at 3:36 AM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 15:52:22-04

One person has been transported to the hospital after a Phoenix Police officer was involved in a shooting early Friday morning.

The incident happened just after 3:00 a.m. near 33rd Avenue and Deer Valley Road in North Phoenix.

ABC15 crews on the scene say several roads in the area were shut down as a maze of crime scene tape lines the area.

Police say the suspect, described as a Moroccan man, was armed with a knife and advanced toward the officer before being shot. The officer involved in the incident was not injured.

The suspect is expected to be OK.

When ABC15 receives updates, look for that information on and watch live reports from the scene on ABC15 Mornings.