Phoenix Police detectives are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred after a man fired a handgun at police officers.
On June 30th around 11:15 p.m. Phoenix police received a call about a suspicious person in the area of 106th Drive and Colter Street.
Officers contacted a man in the area and were talking with him, when they heard a gunshot nearby. The officers turned their attention to a second man they now saw holding a gun. The officers ordered the armed man to drop the gun. The man instead shot several rounds in the direction of officers. Officers fired their handguns in return.
The suspect took off running through the neighborhood and officers went after him. They lost sight of him. A short time later, Phoenix police received a call of a man with a gunshot wound in the area.
Officers responded to a home nearby and took an adult male into custody. That man was identified as the person who shot at officers.
There were no other injuries to officers or other members of the community.