Phoenix PD identify suspect who shot through cop's pants

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police have identified a man who was shot in the leg by an officer after trying to take a gun from another officer's holster.

Police say 23-year-old Thomas Strickland was taken to a hospital for his injury after the April 9 incident.

Once he's released from the hospital, police say Strickland will be booked into jail for aggravated assault against the officers plus an outstanding warrant for a parole violation.

Police say they were called to a vacant home for reports of a suspicious man on the property.

When they got there, it was determined Strickland had a warrant out for his arrest.

When police tried to arrest him, Strickland allegedly tried to pull a gun from one of the officer's holsters.

Strickland was then wounded by another policeman.

© 2017 Associated Press


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