Buckeye man who shot father fatally shot by police

Posted 12/27/21

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Buckeye police say a man who shot his father multiple times was killed by one of their officers.

The Buckeye Police Department said in a statement that they received calls …

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Buckeye man who shot father fatally shot by police

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BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Buckeye police say a man who shot his father multiple times was killed by one of their officers.

The Buckeye Police Department said in a statement that they received calls about shots being fired at a home shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday.

The first officer on the scene found the father on the ground bleeding and the son holding a knife while knelt over him.

Police say the officer ordered the suspect to let go of the knife but he refused. That's when he shot the son.

He was pronounced dead.

The father had several gunshot wounds and was taken to a hospital. He was listed in stable condition.

Investigators recovered the knife as well as a handgun.

Police have not released the name of the suspect or the officer, who has been with the department for about two years. The officer is now on administrative leave.

Glendale police will investigate the shooting. But Buckeye police will do their own internal review.

Buckeye is about 35 miles west of Phoenix.

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