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Phoenix police: Officer shoots armed man during encounter

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Posted at 5:13 PM, May 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-08 20:13:46-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say an officer shot and wounded a man who had raised a gun toward the officer after earlier shooting at a different officer.

Police said the 34-year-old suspect was critically wounded in the Friday night incident.

According to police, it started when a patrol sergeants observed a "suspicious vehicle" whose driver pointed a gun out the window and fired one shot ``in an unknown direction.

Police said police learned during the ensuing pursuit that the vehicle had been used in a Glendale armed robbery.

According to police, officers stopped the vehicle and the driver was shot when he raised a gun toward an officer.