The Latest: Police: Carjacking suspect injured, in custody

March 7, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a shooting involving Phoenix police (all times local):

11:40 a.m.

Phoenix police say a suspect involved in a carjacking and a shooting involving police officers is in custody and has non-life threatening injuries and that no officer was seriously injured.

Sgt. Jonathan Howard says the initial reports on the incident Wednesday indicate that the suspect was wanted for an alleged parole violation, brandished and fired a rifle during the incident and was driving one SUV before he allegedly carjacked different SUV.

Howard says a police vehicle collided with the carjacked vehicle to try to stop it before the suspect was taken into custody.

Howard also says the incident involved firing of both non-lethal rounds and regular ammunition but that it appears the suspect was hit with non-lethal round.


11:05 a.m.

The Phoenix Police Department says officers have been involved in a shooting but that no officers were injured and that the suspect is in custody.

No additional information was released and it’s not immediately known whether the suspect was injured.

The incident happened Wednesday morning near 33rd Avenue and West Washington Street.


This story has been corrected to reflect that the incident occurred near 33rd Avenue.

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