Phoenix police identify man killed in shooting involving officers – KOLD

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Police have identified the man who died after a shooting involving Phoenix officers earlier this week as 29-year-old Leontae Kirk. The shooting happened in the parking lot of a strip mall near 37th Avenue and McDowell Road around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Phoenix Police Sgt. Philip Krynsky says someone in the area called 911 after Kirk pointed a gun at him. Officers arrived at the scene and found multiple people with guns.
Police say Kirk was shooting at others and that’s when the officer-involved shooting happened. Investigators say police and firefighters tried to save Kirk, but he died at the scene. No officers were injured and the investigation is ongoing.
Arizona’s Family news chopper was over the scene and saw a large police presence near a liquor shop. The parking lot was taped off as a dozen patrol cars surrounded the area. Residents in an apartment complex across the street also gathered near the scene.
This is the 54th officer-involved shooting in Maricopa County and the 85th in the state in 2022.
We are responding to an Officer Involved Shooting in the area of 37th Ave. and McDowell. Suspect is down however scene remains active.
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