Just after 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning, May 9, Glendale police officers responded to a robbery at a convenience store near 51st Avenue and Bethany Home Road.
It was reported the suspect had walked into the store and said to give him all the cigarettes and money, according to GPD. In an attempt to rob the store, the suspect allegedly said he had a gun and threatened the clerk. There was some type of verbal exchange between the clerk and suspect, police say, and the suspect took some items from the store and threatened to shoot the clerk and everyone at the store as he was leaving.
An officer located the suspect on Bethany Home Road near the 4900 block. The suspect allegedly told officers he was going to shoot them and ran into a mobile home community. An officer again located the suspect, who was hiding between two cars and again allegedly told the officer he was going to shoot him while making a move toward his waistband.
The officer, fearing for his life believing the suspect was going to shoot him, fired at the suspect striking him.
Officers used trauma kits to provide aid to the suspect, who was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The suspect has not been identified at this time. No officers were injured and no one else reported any injuries.
The investigation is ongoing.