PHOENIX — The Latest on a fatal shooting by Phoenix police (all times local):
Phoenix police say an officer fatally shot an armed homicide suspect because she posed a threat to people in a park after she refused commands and began to walk away from a downtown public garden where police were negotiating with her.
Police say the 27-year-old woman previously pointed a gun at a cafe employee who followed her from the nearby business to talk to her about her bill at the cafe, where she had sat for several hours.
Police were called and spotted the woman seated in the garden.
Those incidents occurred late Monday afternoon, hours after 55-year-old Todd Landon was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in an apartment several miles away.
Police then issued a law enforcement bulletin saying the woman was a suspect in Landon’s killing.
Her identity wasn’t released.
Phoenix police say an officer shot and killed an armed homicide suspect when he felt threatened during negotiations to get the suspect to surrender.
Sgt. Vince Lewis says the shooting occurred Monday evening in a downtown public garden area where the female suspect was spotted several hours after a man was found shot dead in a midtown apartment a few miles away.
According to police, a person in the park called police after noticing the woman was armed.
Identities of the suspect and the homicide victim weren’t released but Lewis says the suspect and the victim knew each other. She was described as a woman in her 20s. He was described as a middle-aged man,
No officers were injured.