Police: Suspect wounds Phoenix officer hurt, fatally shoots self


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PHOENIX — Authorities say a suspect shot and injured a Phoenix police officer and then fatally wounded himself as police closed in.

Police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump says officers with the gang patrol stopped the suspect Thursday night while he was riding his bike in west Phoenix.

KNXV reports (http://bit.ly/1z16tKH ) that Crump says that when the officers stepped out of their car, the suspect opened fire and hit an officer in the leg.

Crump says police tracked the suspect down and saw him shoot himself.

The station reported that he was hospitalized but police say he later died.

Crump says the injured officer had surgery and is expected to survive.

The officer's brother — also a Phoenix officer — rushed to the hospital when he heard of the shooting.

Information from: KNXV-TV, http://www.abc15.com

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