Update: 3:55 p.m.:
Glendale police identified the suspect in Tuesday night's officer-involved shooting.
Police say Jude Felix, a 25-year-old Glendale resident, is the suspect, and that Felix remains in a local Valley hospital in critical condition at this time.
A man was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries after an officer-involved shooting in Glendale.
Just after 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, Glendale officers responded in the area of 72nd Avenue and Glenn Drive of a “shots fired” call. The initial call was from multiple callers who reported hearing gunshots.
A family member of the suspect who was involved in this case called as officers were en route and said there was a family member outside of a house with a gun who was making suicidal statements. Officers arrived and cleared the backyard and the suspect — a 25-year-old male — was gone.
Officers discovered the suspect had fired several rounds next to the home, but no one was injured. The suspect texted family members threatening suicide.
Officers were able to locate the suspect just after 11 p.m. in an alley near 60th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. Officers contacted the suspect who was armed and attempted to flee. Officers continued with verbal commands for the suspect to stop.
The suspect had a phone in one hand and allegedly turned toward officers while reaching for his waistband with the other hand when two officers shot at the suspect striking him, according to police. The suspect was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
No officers were injured. The gun was located as the suspect was taken into custody.
The suspect is currently at a hospital in critical condition. There are no other outstanding suspects, and the investigation into the incident is ongoing.