Police officer involved in shooting near 16th Street/Thomas Road in Phoenix

PHOENIX - Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened in Phoenix Sunday afternoon.

Officers responded to the area of 16th Street and Thomas Road where the shooting occurred, a police spokesperson.

No officers were injured during the incident, authorities confirmed.

A Phoenix Police spokesperson said an officer responded to the scene on reports of an armed man wandering around.

In a release, police say the armed man began beating on the officer's vehicle with a knife. A second officer arrived and ordered the man to drop his weapon, but instead the man charged the officer, who fired his stunbag shotgun. 

Officials say the bean bag did not stop the suspect. He continued to charge the officer, who was then forced to use the shotgun as an 'impact device' and struck the suspect, police say.

The release goes on to say the suspect then turned around and re-approached the first officer with his weapon, who fired his duty weapon and ended the threat.

Police say the 25-year-old man was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.

Detectives recovered the man's knife at the scene, and are examining it as the investigation continues. 

At this time, the officer's involved have not been identified. 

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