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Phoenix man fatally shot after stabbing Tempe police officer

TEMPE, Ariz. — A Phoenix man is dead after allegedly stabbing a Tempe police officer during a struggle and then being shot by another policeman.

Tempe police say the officers responded to a call about a knife-wielding man walking in the middle of a street around 7 a.m. Tuesday after he had crashed his vehicle into a parked car.

One policeman was stabbed when he confronted the suspect and a second officer fired several shots.

Police say the 25-year-old suspect later died at a hospital. His name hasn’t been released yet.

They say the 19-year police veteran who was stabbed is in stable condition.

Police say the officer who fired his weapon is an 18-year department veteran.

They say the policeman unsuccessfully tried to turn on his body camera while drawing his gun.

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