Man identified in fatal Phoenix police shooting




  • In US
  • 2022-12-02 04:10:28Z
  • By AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Phoenix police car
Phoenix police car  

Phoenix police have identified a man officers shot and killed on Tuesday as 34-year-old Enrique Alcarez.

Officers were in the area of Third Street and Southern Avenue about 11 p.m. when they saw a vehicle that matched the description of a car involved in an armed robbery earlier that day. Officers tried to stop Alcarez, who continued driving away until the car crashed into a metal fence near 16th Street and Southern Avenue, police said.

Police said Alcarez displayed a firearm when ordered to show his hands, leading officers to shoot him multiple times. Police said one of Alcarez's gunshot wounds was self-inflicted.

Officers said they used a "less-lethal tool" to have the man show his hands, and when he didn't respond, they approached the vehicle and found a gun inside.

Alcarez was pronounced dead at the scene and a woman who was in the passenger seat - and who remained unidentified - was detained, police said.

Police did not release further information.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Man identified in fatal Phoenix police shooting

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