Phoenix, Arizona (PPD) — On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, Phoenix Police received two calls for service at a business in the intersection of 27th Avenue and McDowell Road. The first, was from a man who identified himself and requested an officer to meet him at the business to turn himself in. The second call was from an employee of the business who said the man who called police was inside the store yelling and screaming. When the first officer arrived, he entered the business and contacted the man described in the 911 call. The man and officer walked outside together. As they began to talk, the man moved close to the officer and pushed him. The officer used his taser causing the suspect to fall to the ground.
The officer moved in to take him into custody, but the suspect kicked the officer – knocking the taser out of his hand. The suspect then continued to attack the officer.
The officer backed away from the suspect and fired his duty weapon as the suspect continued to advance on the officer.
Nearby surveillance footage captured a portion of the incident. The suspect was treated on scene by officers and the Phoenix Fire Department. He was transported to a local hospital in serious but stable condition. The officer’s body worn camera was activated and captured the incident. The officer involved in this incident is assigned to the Maryvale Estrella Mountain Precinct and has approximately 6 years of service with the department.