Police and Law Enforcement

Arizona police officer stabbed, suspect dead after cop-involved shooting

A Tempe police officer has non-life threatening injuries and a suspect has been hospitalized following an officer-involved shooting.

Tempe police say the shooting happened on Tuesday morning near Rural and Southern.

After officers approached the suspect, a struggle ensued and the suspect stabbed one officer with a knife. The second officer the shot the suspect.

The injured officer remains in stable condition and the suspect was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

The suspect has not been identified, but police say he is known to neighbors in the area. The investigation is ongoing.

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