Phoenix police: Officer fatally shoots man who fired at him
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say an officer fatally shot a man who fired first at the officer after earlier ramming an occupied unmarked police vehicle during a pursuit.
According to police, 51-year-old Rene Enrique Ruiz was shot Friday as detectives tried to take him into custody in a homicide investigation.
Police say Ruiz rammed his vehicle into a police vehicle as police tried to stop him and that Ruiz then drove off to a location where his vehicle became disabled.
Police say Ruiz got out of his vehicle with a handgun and tried to steal another vehicle before a 39-year-old male officer intervened, leading to the fatal shooting.
No officers were injured.
No information was released about the homicide investigation.