Phoenix: Officer Injured, Suspect Killed, After Officer Attacked

A Phoenix police officer was injured and a suspect killed after engaging in a brutal fight on Friday morning.

The incident occurred when a Phoenix police officer, investigating a suspicious vehicle, was confronted and attacked by a suspect who had emerged from behind some bushes.

The officer and assailant fought until a detective, hearing the officer's plea for assistance, came to the scene.

When the suspect made a move for the officer's gun, both the officer and detective opened fire. 

The suspect was struck by gunfire and attempted to flee the scene; however, he collapsed and died a short distance later. The officer suffered a broken nose.

The shooting is currently under investigation.


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