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Knife Throwing Man Shot By Phoenix Police Officer

On Behalf of / Thursday, 18 December 2014 / Published in assault, battery, Personal Injury

Phoenix Police Officer Shoots a Man Who was Throwing a Knife


On Thursday morning, according to the phoenix police, a man who is a suspect in a knife throwing case is still in critical condition after an officer shot the man.


Sgt. Jonathan Howard with the Phoenix Police department said that the shooting took place close to the 24th Avenue and Union Hills. The police say that a thirty-five year old man had confronted another man who had just gotten to work. The first man started to childishly throw rocks at the other mans car. The suspect finally took it too far and threw a larger rock and damaged the victim’s vehicle. The victim drove away and called the police.


Two officers got to the scene at separate times and started searching for the suspect. One of the officers didn’t have to look hard because he was actually confronted by the suspect. How? The suspect ran up to the police vehicle and started hitting the passenger door as well as the window. The hitting also caused damage to the police car. The policeman says the suspect was screaming “unintelligibly”.


The second officer caught up to the situation and saw the suspect beating on the other officer’s vehicle. The suspect then decided to turn on the new officer and threw a knife at him. The knife ended up shattering the windshield.


Suspect Throws a Knife at Police Officer


Apparently the suspect hadn’t had enough violence for one day so he ran over to the driver’s side door of the officer’s vehicle and then as the officer tried to get out, the suspect raised his hand ready to throw another knife. Having no other choice, the officer shot the man as he started to throw the other knife.


Source: https://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/reported-officer-involved-shooting-in-phoenix


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