Don't bring a Knife to a gunfight. - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix police fatally shoot knife-wielding man
Last Edited: Saturday, 02 Aug 2008, 12:03 PM MST
Created: Saturday, 02 Aug 2008, 11:48 AM MST
police spokeswoman says Phoenix officers have fatally shot a knife-wielding man.
Detective Stacie Derge says officers were called to a reported fight at a party early Saturday and began chasing a man who ran away while carrying a butcher knife.
She says the 25-year-old suspect stopped and turned toward two pursuing officers while still holding the knife and the officers opened fire.
The man was hit at least once in the chest and died at the scene just south of Buckeye Road on 3rd Avenue. His name hasn't been released.