Suspicious struggling with the Phoenix police officer is shot dead, killed by the assisting officer, the police says

Phoenix police shot and killed a man who fought with an officer on Wednesday evening around 9 pm, the officials said.
(Phoenix Police)

A man who allegedly physically assaulted a Phoenix police officer was shot and killed by responding officers Wednesday night, the officials said.

Some details of the confrontation were immediately available, but police said officers had responded to reports of a person throwing objects through the windscreen of a Circle K supermarket around 9 a.m., Phoenix police Sgt. Armando Carbajal said, according to the Arizona Republic.

The suspect, not yet identified, was one of the officers and a fight ensued, Carbajal said. While the two fought, another officer fatally shot the suspect, ” he said.

The suspect was pronounced dead at a hospital, while the officer involved in the altercation had minor injuries and was treated and released, Carbajal said.

The incident is the 43rd officer-involved shooting in Phoenix in 2018, according to Fox 10 Phoenix.

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