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Man dies after being shot by Phoenix PD near 111th Avenue and Camelback Road

111th Avenue and Camelback Road police shooting
111th Ave Camelback OIS
Posted at 10:53 AM, Jul 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-20 18:45:39-04

PHOENIX — A 22-year-old man has died after he was shot by Phoenix police Tuesday morning.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. near 111th Avenue and Camelback Road in west Phoenix.

Officials say officers were called to the area by a manager at a mental health facility for a man suffering a mental health crisis.

Update on Phoenix police shooting

When officers arrived at the two-story group home the man was reportedly armed with a knife and was standing at the top of the stairs.

Police officials say after about 15 minutes of talking with the man and giving him commands to drop the knife he refused and advanced toward officers.

Phoenix police say a Taser was used to try to stop the man but it was not effective.

At that point, one officer shot the man, according to police.

The man was taken to a hospital where he died.

Police said a crisis intervention team was called to the scene but "were tied up on other calls." 

No officers were injured in the incident.

No other details have been released.