PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Two people were wounded in a shooting at Desert Sky Mall Monday before Phoenix police shot and killed the suspect.
According to Phoenix Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, the suspect tried to carjack a woman shortly before 11 a.m. With a gun to her head, he demanded the woman drive him somewhere, Fortune explained. The woman, however, managed to get away; she ran from the vehicle, screaming for help. A man who heard the woman screaming tried to come to her aid. The suspect shot him, Fortune said. A woman in another car was wounded by a stray bullet.
Fortune said the suspect used the stolen truck to ram a patrol vehicle and refused to stop for officers. Officers stopped the stolen truck; that’s when the suspect was shot. Fortune said the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.