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Man pointing gun at officer is shot, wounded

Posted at 11:38 AM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 14:38:10-04

Phoenix police say an officer shot and wounded a man who pointed a gun at the officer after evading a traffic stop.

Sgt. Mercedes Fortune says the incident occurred early Thursday afternoon after an officer tried unsuccessfully to pull over a speeding motorcycle driven by a man and carrying a woman as a passenger.
Fortune says the motorcycle didn't stop but was found on the ground in a neighborhood where the shooting took place.
According to police, the wounded man's injuries aren't believed to be life-threatening.
A woman found at the scene was taken into custody.