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Glendale police shoot, kill man at QuickTrip in Phoenix

Posted at 11:31 AM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 21:23:40-04

PHOENIX — A man was shot and killed by Glendale police officers on Friday after the suspect knocked one of the detectives to the ground and then reached for his waistband, police said.

Glendale police officers were investigating a vehicle that was reportedly involved in a recent carjacking and armed robbery, a spokesperson for Glendale police said. The vehicle, which was driven by the suspect, pulled into a QuickTrip gas station near Interstate 17 and Camelback Road in Phoenix.

The suspect left the vehicle and when he returned, officers attempted to arrest him, police said. During the arrest, the suspect knocked one of the officers to the ground and then proceeded to reach behind his back and toward his waistband, while looking over the officer on the ground, according to a police spokesperson. Another officer then shot the suspect.

The suspect was treated at the scene and transported to the hospital where he died, police said. The suspect was described as a 39-year-old man. His name has not been released.

A firearm was located near the suspect, police said.

No officers were injured in the shooting. Both officers involved in the shooting would be placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings, the spokesperson said.