Phoenix Police shoot suspect who allegedly opened fire on them - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Suspect shot after allegedly running at police with screwdrivers

Posted: Updated:
  • Arizona HeadlinesMore>>

  • Retired agent wins $173,000 award in ATF lawsuit

    Retired agent wins $173,000 award in ATF lawsuit

    A retired federal agent was awarded $173,000 after a judge found the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had breached a 2007 legal settlement with him.
    A retired federal agent was awarded $173,000 after a judge found the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had breached a 2007 legal settlement with him.
  • Case against Navajo lawmaker in TV theft dropped

    Case against Navajo lawmaker in TV theft dropped

    Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a Navajo Nation lawmaker accused of stealing a television from a Gray Mountain motel.
    Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a Navajo Nation lawmaker accused of stealing a television from a Gray Mountain motel.
  • The Buzz: 9/16/14

    The Buzz: 9/16/14

    John Hook & Kari Lake talk about a drive thru funeral parlor, Apple creating a button to remove the U2 album, and a man who paid for surgery to operate on his goldfish 9/16/14
PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Police shot at a 26-year-old man after he was allegedly acting violently and then ran toward police holding screwdrivers.

Police say officers arrived to a medical office building near 19th Avenue and Missouri for reports of a man acting violently and erratically, throwing chairs and taking off his clothes.

Officers say at least one witness told them he said he wanted to kill himself.

Another witness reportedly said the suspect charged at him with two screwdrivers.

Officers found the suspect walking on the side of the road. They say he was still holding two screwdrivers and had another sharp object.

Police say he ignored several verbal commands and heavy traffic made the situation especially dangerous.

Three officers discharged their tasers at the man, but they weren't effective.

According to police, the man, who was now in the crosswalk and seemed agitated by the tasers, ran toward an officer with the screwdrivers raised in both hands.

An officer fired one shot, hitting the man in the chest.

Despite being hit, the man continued to be combative and resisted officers as they attempted to handcuff him.

The man was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive his injury.

No others were injured.

After he is released from the hospital, the man will be booked on aggravated assault on a heath care provider, aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and criminal damage.

Police will released the man's name when he is booked.
Didn't find what
you were looking for?

Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices