Officer fatally shoots man in struggle with police - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Officer fatally shoots man in struggle with police

Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -

Phoenix police say an officer fatally shot a 22-year-old man who during a fight with police was preparing to strike his partner with a wood table leg.

Investigators say the man who was killed had been acting erratically, had destroyed mailboxes at the apartment complex where the shooting occurred and threatened to hurt neighbors on Saturday night.

The man's identity hasn't been released.

Officers say they tried to get the man to leave the apartment he was in, but he refused and started a fight by pulling an officer into the apartment.

Police say they subdued the man, but he broke away, grabbed the table leg and raised it in an attempt to hit an officer.

Another officer then drew his gun and shot the man, who later died.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press.All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
Fox 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, KVVU Broadcasting Corporation, Las Vegas, NV and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service..