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Phoenix officers involved in shooting near 107th Avenue and Camelback Road

Officers were investigating separate call when they heard gunshots
107th Avenue OIS
Posted at 4:44 AM, Jul 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-02 15:49:39-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police officers were involved in a shooting in the West Valley late Thursday night.

Officers were dispatched to an area near 107th Avenue and Camelback Road around 11:15 p.m. for a suspicious person. They were talking with the person in question when they heard shots being fired nearby.

As they went to investigate the gunshots, they made contact with a man with a gun. Police have since identified the man as 40-year-old Kristopher Johnson. Officers gave commands for Johnson to drop his gun but police say he instead shot several rounds at police, leading to officers firing their weapons.

Johnson reportedly fled the scene and was not able to be located, but shortly after, police got a call from a nearby homeowner about a man with a gunshot wound.

Officers went to the home and found Johnson, who suffered a non-life-threatening injury. He was taken into custody without incident and brought to a hospital for treatment.

It’s not known whether he was shot by officers or whether the gunshot wound was a previous injury.

Police say the initial suspicious person call and the man with the gun were not connected.

No further information about this incident has been released.