Man injured in officer-involved shooting in Phoenix

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Phoenix police car
Phoenix police car

Detectives with the Phoenix Police Department are investigating a police shooting after a man fired a handgun at police near 106th Drive and Colter Street Thursday night.

Police originally responded to reports of a suspicious person in the area at around 11:15 p.m., and they met a man in the area, according to a release. While speaking with the man, police said the officers heard a gunshot close by and turned to see a second man holding a handgun.

Police told the second man to drop the gun, but he fired several shots in the direction of the officers, according to the release. Police then fired back at him, and he then ran off through the neighborhood. Officers pursued but lost sight of him.

Shortly thereafter, police received another call about a man with a gunshot wound. Officers responded to a home in the area, identified the man as the suspect who had shot at them earlier and took him into custody.

Police said in the release that no officers were injured in the shooting. Detectives are still investigating the incident, and police have not yet released the suspect’s condition.

Reach breaking news reporter Sam Burdette at sburdette@gannett.com or on Twitter @SuperSafetySam

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Officer-involved shooting leaves 1 injured in Phoenix