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35-year-old suspect dead after Phoenix officer-involved shooting

Posted July 26

— A 35-year-old suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Phoenix early Wednesday morning, according to Sgt. Alan Pfohl of the Phoenix Police Department.

Just after 1 a.m., Phoenix police officers were in the area of 35th Avenue and Deer Valley Road when they observed the suspect on a bicycle.

"The officers decided they wanted to make contact with the subject," Pfohl said. "As they approached to make contact, the subject turned and began firing a weapon at both of our officers."

Both officers returned fire, shooting and killing the male suspect.

While investigating the shooting, officers did find out that the suspect had felony warrants for weapons violations.

Pfohl said no officers were injured in the shooting.

The intersection of 35th Avenue and Deer Valley Road was closed while police investigated the shooting.

Stay tuned to 3TV, CBS 5 and azfamily.com for the latest information on this officer-involved shooting.

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