Agencies: Phoenix Police Department Arizona
Last updated: 7 months ago
One man is dead after an early morning officer-involved shooting outside a Phoenix home.
It happened shortly before 12:30 a.m. Thursday in the area of 27th Avenue and Camelback Road, but it all started at an apartment complex a couple of blocks away.
According to police, a resident answered a knock at his door to find a Hispanic couple outside. The man reportedly pulled a gun on the tenant and demanded to see another person, somebody the tenant says he doesn’t know.
The couple left the complex on bicycles. The tenant called 911 to report the incident and give a description of the suspect.
Officers caught up with the couple and confronted the man, now identified as Luis Alberto Flores. Police said Flores, 31, not only refused to comply with the officers’ commands, but also pulled a gun out of his waistband and pointed it at them.
Officers opened fire. Numerous shots were fired, but it’s not clear if the suspect fired his weapon.
The suspect was hit several times, but that wasn’t the end of it.
“While lying on the ground, Flores again pointed his handgun at one of the officers, causing the officer to discharged his handgun a second time,” Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said in a news alert. “The suspect now dropped his handgun and began to comply with the officers’ verbal commands.”