PHX PD: Suspect tries to steal couple's car before opening fire

Posted at 6:41 AM, Aug 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-20 15:04:02-04

A suspect opened fire, striking and injuring a man, after trying to steal a vehicle in south Phoenix. 

According to the Phoenix Police Department, around 9:15 p.m. a man and woman were sitting in a vehicle near 7th Street and Baseline Road when a man approached them and demanded the keys to their car. 

Police say the man inside the car got out of the vehicle and tried going inside a mobile home when the suspect began to attack him. 

Police say the suspect then pulled out a handgun and opened fire on the man. The victim was taken to a hospital where he is expected to recover. 

Police describe the suspect as an African-American man between the ages of 30 and 40. 

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