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Phoenix officer shoots suspect who brandished knife in store

Posted at 2:46 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 17:46:34-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say a man wielding a knife inside a store was shot by an officer.

Authorities say the incident occurred Sunday night near 43rd Avenue and Union Hills Drive.

The suspect entered a store and started threatening to stab people.

Police say an employee managed to get the man outside and then locked the doors. Investigators say he then proceeded to threaten people in the parking lot.

When a police officer showed up, the suspect allegedly chased her around the patrol car.

After continuing to refuse commands to put the knife down, she fired her weapon at him.

He was hospitalized in critical condition.