PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say an officer fatally shot an armed man during a struggle after an unsuccessful traffic stop followed by a foot chase.
Sgt. Ann Justus said the shooting occurred early Tuesday morning after officers caught up to the man and saw that he had a gun, leading to a struggle for the man’s gun. According to Justus, the incident began when officers attempted to do a traffic stop but the vehicle didn’t stop.
She said a police helicopter located the vehicle and the man then got out of it and took off running. Justus said no officers were injured, and no identities wasn’t released.