Teenager shot in north Phoenix officer-involved shooting

Posted at 8:58 PM, Sep 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-09 13:53:19-04

An investigation is underway after a teenager was shot by police in north Phoenix on Friday night. 

Phoenix police say on Friday, officers received information that several armed robberies had happened near 12th Street and Bell Road. 

These robberies were "person-to-person" sales that had been arranged through a website, according to police. 

Officers then arranged to have a meeting, posing as customers near 12th Street and Helena Drive. 

Police say the two male suspects, both 17 and 19-years-old, were found. 

After officers tried to take them into custody, both suspects reportedly ignored their commands and ran. 

The 19-year-old suspect was taken into custody a short distance away while the 17-year-old customer continued to flee, according to police. 

Police say the fleeing teenager was seen armed with a handgun and gave continuous demands to drop the gun, which he reportedly ignored. 

During this time, police say the armed teen approached several residences, and an officer fired at the suspect, striking him. 

The suspect was arrested and taken to a hospital where he was later released to police custody. 

Police say a handgun was found next to him and an additional handgun was located along the path where the two suspects had fled through.

No additional injuries were reported.