Murder suspect killed in police shootout

PHOENIX, AZ – An alleged murder suspect was fatally shot by the police on Thursday evening in a neighborhood situated in north Phoenix. The incident was provoked by an initial shooting that occurred around 2 p.m. on May 16 near 33rd and Northern Avenues, according to the Phoenix Police.

Based on the police investigation, two men engaged in a conflict, which escalated into one man being shot. The victim, identified as 29-year-old Brandon Russell, was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead subsequently. The suspect involved managed to escape from the scene before the arrival of the police.

Following their investigations, the police tracked the suspect to an apartment located near 25th Avenue and Cactus Road. Upon attempting to make an arrest, the suspect allegedly retaliated by pulling out a gun and fired in the direction of an officer, hitting his police vehicle multiple times.

Sergeant Robert Scherer recounted, “The officer exited his vehicle and retaliated by firing back at the man, hitting him. The man managed to run a short distance before collapsing.”

The injured suspect was taken to a hospital but was declared dead shortly after. His identity remains undisclosed. Fortunately, none of the police officers involved were injured during the confrontation.