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Glendale officers shoot domestic violence suspect

Glendale officers shoot domestic violence suspect

CREATED Apr 1, 2012

Web Producer: Marissa Pasquet

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Glendale police officers have shot and critically wounded a domestic violence suspect they say pointed a gun at the officers.
Police spokesman Sgt. Brent Coombs says four officers opened fire on the 26-year-old man early Sunday after he turned and pointed the handgun at officers who were chasing him. Police haven't identified the wounded man.
Coombs says police were called to a home in the west Phoenix suburb at about 2 a.m. after the man's girlfriend had reportedly been assaulted. The man was gone, but they learned he may be at a nearby convenience store.
Officer found the man there, but he ran away and was shot during the chase.
The woman wasn't seriously hurt. The officers are on routine administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

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