PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Police chief is asking the FBI to investigate a man's shooting death at the hands of officers.
Chief Jeri Williams announced Tuesday that she is requesting the agency conduct an independent probe to see if 28-year-old James ``"Jay" Garcia's civil rights were violated during the July 4 shooting.
Authorities say officers were called to a home Saturday afternoon in Phoenix's Maryvale neighborhood about a suspect in an attempted stabbing targeting the victim again.
Officers spoke with Garcia, who was sitting in a parked car on the driveway.
Police say officers were forced to shoot after Garcia pointed a handgun at them.