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Man shot, killed by Glendale PD officer near 51st Ave and Bethany Home Rd

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Man shot by Glendale PD officers near 51st Ave and Bethany Home Rd
Posted at 5:42 AM, May 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-10 19:06:59-04

GLENDALE, AZ — A man has died after being shot by Glendale police officers during an incident at a convenience store near 51st Avenue and Bethany Home Road early Sunday.

Police said just after 3:30 a.m., officers responded to a convenience store for reports of a man threatening a clerk.

The man, identified by police as 28-year-old Maxwell Davis, allegedly walked into the store and demanded the clerk to give him all the cigarettes and money while simulating he had a handgun, according to authorities.

Police said Davis took some items from the store and as he was leaving, he threatened to shoot the clerk and everyone at the store.

At that point, an officer arrived at the scene and located Davis nearby. He reportedly told the officer he was going to shoot them and ran into a mobile home community.

Davis was later located hiding between cars and once again told officers he was going to shoot them while making a move toward his waistband, according to police.

Police said Davis was seen with an object in his hand which led an officer to shoot at him.

Davis was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and pronounced dead.

No other injuries were reported.

The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave.

The shooting remains ongoing.