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PD: Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting near 43rd Avenue and Thunderbird Road

Posted: 5:10 PM, Sep 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-10 15:11:26-04
Officer involved shooting 43rd avenue and T-bird 9-9-19
Officer involved shooting 43rd Avenue and Thunderbird 9-9-19

PHOENIX — Phoenix police say a suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting on Monday afternoon.

Officers were called to the area of 43rd Avenue and Thunderbird Road after 4:30 p.m. for a domestic violence incident between a man and his mother.

The victim reportedly went to a neighbor’s home for help and she was taken to the hospital.

The 47-year-old suspect, Hector Miranda, was reportedly armed with a what ended up being a replica handgun and machete-like knife. Miranda allegedly then came out of the home and was still armed with the knife.

Police say they tried to use less-lethal methods to stop the suspect before he was shot, leaving him in extremely critical condition. He was later pronounced dead.

The victim has since been released from the hospital.

No officers were injured during the incident.