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19-year-old suspect in critical condition after police shooting in Phoenix

The shooting happened near 35th Avenue and Buckeye Road just before 4 p.m.

PHOENIX — A man accused of vandalizing cars is now in critical condition after a police shooting in Phoenix that happened Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting happened near 35th Avenue and Buckeye Road just before 4 p.m.

Phoenix police say they got calls of a man breaking car windows and threatening people with a knife.

An officer Tased the man, but police say it had no effect. After getting Tased again, the suspect allegedly lunged at the officers with the knife before he was shot.

No officers were hurt during the incident.

It's unclear why the man was allegedly vandalizing the cars.

The suspect, only identified as a 19-year-old, was transported to a hospital and is in critical condition. 

Police say 35th Avenue has been closed during the investigation.

It was the second officer-involved shooting in Phoenix on Tuesday. The first shooting of the day occurred near the Arizona Grand Resort, when police shot and killed a man during a struggle over a weapon after he fled a traffic stop.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.