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Suspect hospitalized after officer-involved shooting in north Phoenix

PD: Police involved in north Phoenix shooting
Posted at 2:28 PM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 13:21:03-04

Police say a suspect has been hospitalized after an officer-involved shooting in north Phoenix on Monday afternoon. 

The incident happened at approximately 1:45 p.m. near 7th Street and Greenway Parkway. 

According to police, officers were responding to an anonymous 9-1-1 call of shots fired in the area. 

Officers made contact with a 35-year-old man in an apartment unit, who opened the door and pointed what appeared to be a handgun at officers.

Officers directed the suspect to drop the weapon, but the man exited the apartment and continued to point the gun at police.

The suspect then reportedly charged toward officers, prompting an officer to fire at the suspect.

The suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to survive, police said. No officers were hurt. 

Police recovered two replica handguns from the scene.

This incident marks the 50th officer-involved shooting in the Valley in 2018 and the 29th in Phoenix.