PHOENIX – Police say a man armed with a large knife was shot and killed by another man at a Phoenix apartment complex.
According to the Phoenix Police Department, the shooting happened Sunday afternoon near Hazelwood Street and 26th Drive. When officers arrived at the scene, they found 28-year-old Dontae Ray McGinty who had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say witnesses said McGinty was shot by a 25-year-old man after he tried to stab another person. A large knife was found in McGinty’s hand at the scene.
The 25-year-old man who shot McGinty cooperated with police and dialed 911 after the shooting. He was taken into custody for questioning and released.
SAFFORD, AZ — A family is desperately searching for answers after the death of a loved one who was in the custody of the Graham County Sheriff’s Office.
The death of Jorden Marie Simms and allegations she made against the officers she was in the custody of, are now at the center of an investigation being conducted by the Arizona Department of Highway Safety.
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.
PHOENIX — An Arizona state trooper shot and killed a Qatari man who was in the U.S. on a student visa after he violently attacked the officer patrolling for drunken drivers along with a member of the group Mothers Against Drunk Driving, authorities said Friday.
The state trooper spotted 25-year-old Mohamed Ahmed Al-Hashemi throw a street sign onto a road in suburban Phoenix late Thursday and ordered him to pick it up, said Col. Frank Milstead, director of the Department of Public Safety.Trooper Hugh Grant used a stun gun but it didn’t subdue Al-Hashemi, who then rushed the officer and punched and kicked him.
The video shows the men tussling, and at one point, Al-Hashemi throws Grant to the ground.
The trooper fired his weapon, killing Al-Hashemi, the DPS chief said.
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Police arrested a woman after she allegedly tried to light her boyfriend on fire because he would not celebrate with her after she got hired at a Subway restaurant, according to court documents.
Kathy Jones, 46, now faces charges of aggravated assault and criminal damage.
Her roommate, whom she has a romantic relationship with, alleges Jones sprayed him with lighter fluid and then threw lit matches at him, according to court documents.
The man locked her out of their home as he awaited police arrival. That’s when Jones committed criminal damage to the door frame, court documents say.
PHOENIX – Phoenix Police arrested a man for allegedly stabbing and killing his mother.
Officers say 47-year-old Terry Driescher Jr. stabbed his 68-year-old mother, Constance Driescher, in the driveway. She was taken to the hospital where she later died.
Police say the woman told officers her son stabbed her after an argument over the family dog.