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Mental health call turns into deadly police shooting of armed man, Phoenix PD says

A man died soon after remaining shot by Phoenix Police on Tuesday, July 19, the section suggests, following a phone for a mental well being crisis.

The shooting occurred on July 19 in close proximity to 111th Avenue and Camelback Highway when a gentleman, identified as 22-calendar year-old Matthew Begay, reportedly experienced a disaster at an inpatient psychological wellness facility at a home and was producing suicidal threats, suggests Sgt. Brian Bower.

He claims the manager of the facility named the police declaring Begay was “creating threats against employees and toward himself to jump out of a window and to lower himself.”

Officers arrived and began conversing with Begay, but then they say he pulled a knife out of his pocket and started receiving nearer to them. Begay was instructed to halt and fall the knife numerous times, but he continued.

“Just one of the officers associated did use his Taser toward the male, striking him. Even so, the Taser was ineffective. The gentleman continued advancing towards officers with the knife continue to in his hand,” Bower explained. “It was at this point that the officer-associated capturing took put.” 

Healthcare support was specified to Begay, and he was then taken to the medical center in critical ailment and died not extensive immediately after.

Bower states it seems two officers were directly associated in the capturing, a single employing the Taser and the other using a gun. Disaster Intervention Group (CIT) officers and a cell disaster workforce have been identified as out to the scene, but the shooting took position right before they bought there.

The investigation is ongoing.

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A suspect is “down” next an officer-involved shooting close to 111th Avenue and Camelback Highway on July 19, Phoenix Police stated.