Phoenix PD Kills Man Driving With Kid in Third Officer-Involved Shooting in Three Days

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A man driving with a 5-year-old child was shot and killed by Phoenix cops last night, becoming the subject of Phoenix Police Department's third officer-involved shooting in the past three days.

According to Phoenix police Sergeant Trent Crump, the man -- whose name hasn't been released -- was fatally shot after trying to ram a pair of police officers with his car.

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According to PPD, officers tried to pull over the man around 11:30 yesterday on suspicion that he was impaired.

The man didn't pull over and instead drove "in a reckless manner" toward officers who had maneuvered their vehicles near an entrance to Interstate 17 to block him from moving.

The chase continued to the 2900 block of West Madison Street, which police believe is the man's residence. After colliding with a brick wall along the driveway, Crump says the man threw the car in reverse, toward officers and their vehicles.

At that point, one officer fired at the man. After hitting a police SUV, the man then drove at another officer, at which point another cop shot at the driver and hit him.

The man died at the scene, and after all this, police found out that there was a 5-year-old kid in the passenger seat of the car the whole time. Crump says the child wasn't injured.

As we previously mentioned, this is the third officer-involved shooting in three days for the Phoenix Police Department.

On Sunday, Officer Pete Bennett was shot six times, allegedly by 28-year-old Brandon McCabe.

Police Chief Daniel Garcia said Bennett approached McCabe was engaging in "suspicious activity" while riding a bike near 21st and Georgia avenues.

McCabe ended up running from Bennett, who chased McCabe for a bit before McCabe fell over. At that point, McCabe pulled out a handgun and started shooting at Bennett, Garcia said.

Three rounds went into Bennett's body -- one in the cheek, one in the thigh, and one in the arm -- while two were stopped by Bennett's bulletproof vest, and another was stopped by index cards Bennett was carrying in his chest pocket.

Bennett also shot back, and hit McCabe at least two times.

The day before that, on Saturday, 39-year-old Chuckie Stowers was shot and killed by Phoenix Police Department officers after pointing a BB gun -- which Stowers allegedly was in the process of stealing from a Walmart store -- at cops.

A Walmart security worker called police on Saturday afternoon, reporting that he'd just watched Stowers on a store camera using a 4- or 5-inch blade to take a BB gun out of its packaging.

After police responded to the store, and watched that security footage, officers met Stowers at one of the store's entrance/exit doors.

Police said that officer tried to approach Stowers, and yelled commands at him to stop, show his hands, and put his hands on his head. Police said Stowers "made several furtive movements with his hands toward the front of his waistband" before he pulled out a black pistol, and pointed it at police officers.

Multiple officers fired at Stowers, who later died at St. Joe's Hospital. Police confirmed to New Times that the pistol Stowers pointed at officers was the BB gun he'd just stolen from the store.

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ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

The 5 year old child must be severely traumatized. How truly horrific.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

BTW oh wow he stole a BB gun and the police shot him when guess what he pointed SAID BB gun at the police. Suicide by cop?

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

comonsense says that if the man was impaired that badly that maybe ya shouldn't shoot at him? 

comrade
comrade

This is what happens when citizens are killed  by someone that supposedly be there "To protect and serve", without cosequences, even when they have not been given Due Process,  which happens very often at MCSO quaters, therefore setting a bad example for others to follow soon .Seems like cops are triger happy nowadays with the old but effective excuse that the other person pointed a gun at them. In this case was that the person supposedly rammed one of the squad cars, crash on the wall and then ramming another squad car, Maybe it would be better to say that they rammed the guy's car shooting at him at he same time causing him to crash on the wall and then the other squad car rammed the guy's car form the opposite direction.  It's hard to know when what they are saying is true or false anymore.

vigvamvoo
vigvamvoo

Its worthless POS trigger happy cops like this I jsut LOVE to hear about in the news getting clipped in the line of duty!


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robert_graham
robert_graham

I'd love nothing more to hear about Matthew Hendley or his family being the victim of a violent crime. Then maybe he'd shut up and let police do their job.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Wonderful news. Police must pick up the pace and shoot and kill more lowlifes because we all know there's plentry more that need to be taken out. Police should shoot and kill at least ten a day (although there's more than that that are deserving of being shot) so maybe the criminal elements will get the message that they are no longer welcome.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

"The man died at the scene." Good. Think of the carnage he would have wrought had the cops not unloaded their weapons on him.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@comrade Considering the low ethical standards required of police in this state, this is not surprising. As far as  Just try to get a cop to turn in a crooked or sadistic cop, JUST TRY.

The reason these conditions exist is because the agencies are rotten from the top down and the population of this state are either too dumb or too cruel to do anything about it.

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

@JoeArpaioFan You sorry-assed piece of shit........you dont deserve to breath the same air as real people........................,stay out of assburgers asshole chomo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

@JoeArpaioFan lol you have no idea what being a victim of violent crime is really like douchenozzle, so stop acting so tough.

Bnbk
Bnbk

@JoeArpaioFan Jaffy Jaffy Jaffy, you poor tortured soul. You can't ressist the temptation of constantly proving to everyone what a horses ass you are. You are a sad case. I just hope you don't one day act out all those twisted thoughts that swirl around in that empty cavity that rests on your neck. Seek help before it's too late.

comrade
comrade

Speaking of Low Lifes, how is the Old Fart shurf doing, does he still have the runs. You must be working harder changing diapers and putting talk powder with every change.

I hope you are not snorting that talk powder, moron.

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