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Gang Member Shot, Killed After Grabbing Ariz. Cop's Gun

October 30, 2012  | 

A gang member who allegedly kidnapped and assaulted a woman was shot and killed by a Phoenix Police officer after he grabbed the officer's gun during a struggle.

The officer responded to a home near 71st Avenue and Thomas Road at about 8 p.m. Sunday, following a 911 call reporting a fight. The officer saw a man running from the area and chased him on foot.

The suspect attacked the officer and attempted to grab his sidearm during a struggle in which the suspect was fatally shot by the officer. The suspect has been identified as a California gang member, reports AZFamily.com.

Tags: Phoenix PD, Gun Grabs, Foot Pursuits


Comments (8)

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Steve L. @ 10/30/2012 6:38 PM

Mind dustin' a few more for us please? Well done gents ---

Moo @ 10/30/2012 9:34 PM

One of the drawbacks of being a criminal. Glad you made it home safe, brother. Good job.

jason v @ 10/30/2012 11:59 PM

Grabbing a cops gun is like grabbing the hand off the grim reaper

michael @ 10/31/2012 1:15 AM

There should be a BONUS when we take out a POS, lets say $500 a head or an extra vacation day. Think of the money we are saving the cities, counties and state from keep and prosecuting this POS.
Wait a minute, I think this might be a little insensitive to these citizens and his family.
After all, you know his family are saying that he was trying to get his life on track again. He was getting ready to go to college and wanted to be an Attorney for the ACLU or maybe a Thoracic Heart Surgeon. You damm cops........Ruined another young mans dreams. GOOD JOB GUYS

OCSO @ 10/31/2012 6:31 AM

michael@, you forgot to say that the POS left behind five babies (by five different baby mommas), and because of the "trigger happy poolease they be without a daddy"

Bob @ VA @ 10/31/2012 6:36 AM

His life was on track, alright, just not the right one. The perp got what he deserved. Nice work in weapon retention and deployment in a difficult circumstance.

Juan 10-13 @ 10/31/2012 7:25 AM

Glad you made it through my Brother!

M.Conner @ 11/2/2012 4:15 PM

I had an acquaintance see if my retention holster really worked one day while working PT at a bowling alley. He still doesn't understand why I worked him over. He is extremely lucky that is all he got was a beating. I still can hear saying" I was just playing, WTF" while he was being placed in the ambulance.

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