PD: 'Bizarre' suspect shot, killed by officers

Posted at 4:14 AM, Jun 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-01 21:04:56-04

One man is dead after an overnight officer-involved shooting in the West Valley.

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. near 75th Avenue and McDowell Road in Phoenix.

A witness reportedly called officials to check welfare on a man who got out of a white vehicle. According to Sgt. Trent Crump with Phoenix police, the witness described the man as "frothing at the mouth" and said he had a handgun, was yelling profanities and banging on windows around the parking lot.

Phoenix fire officials arrived and brought the witness to safety. Shortly after police arrived, three to four officers fired at the suspect who had fired at least six shots at officers and hid himself behind a pillar. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

No officers were injured during the incident.

The suspect's vehicle was reportedly left running with a dog inside, police said.

Investigators will be at the scene through the morning working to determine exactly what happened.

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