Ariz. Police Officer, Suspect Wounded in Shooting

A Glendale police dog also sustained serious injuries in the incident Thursday night.


A Glendale police officer, a K-9 and a suspect were shot in a backyard Thursday night.

The incident occurred near Northern and 51st avenues around 6:45 p.m. after police received a call from a nearby convenience store about a man refusing to leave, according to KNXV-TV.

Officials say the man then fled the scene into a neighborhood.

A perimeter was set up and officers found the man hiding in a backyard. Police say the man then displayed a handgun in a threatening manner and officers opened fire.

The suspect sustained life-threatening injuries while an officer and a K-9 were also struck.

The wounded officer is in stable condition while the police dog suffered serious injuries.

Police are currently investigating the incident. Officer.com will provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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