Glendale police officer involved in deadly shooting in Phoenix, K9 hurt

PHOENIX - The Glendale Police Department is investigating after a suspect was killed and a K9 injured in a shootout.

According to police, Glendale officers including a police K9 and human partner were working with a US Marshals task force to apprehend a fugitive in the area of 24th Street and Baseline.

Around 5:30 p.m., police said the suspect ran from officers and jumped a wall, where he was confronted by the K9 and officer.

The suspect fired, striking the K9. The officer fired back, injuring the suspect. Authorities said the suspect, identified as a 23-year-old man who had been an Arizona Department of Corrections fugitive since February 2018, died on the scene.

The K9 was taken to a veterinarian and is expected to survive, according to Glendale police Sgt. John Roth.

The neighborhood where the shooting happened was still blocked off as of 9:15 p.m. and neighbors would be allowed back home slowly.

The incident marks the 57th officer-involved shooting in the Valley this year, and the second involving a police K9.

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In April, K9 Bane with the Phoenix Police Department was killed trying to apprehend two vehicle theft suspects after a pursuit that wound its way through the Valley.

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