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Man arrested for allegedly shooting at Phoenix police officers

The incident happened Thursday night at a business near 59th Avenue and Buckeye Road.

PHOENIX — Authorities say a 38-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly shooting at two Phoenix police officers Thursday night.

Phoenix police say the officers were leaving a business near 59th Avenue and Buckeye Road just before midnight when an adult male, identified as Harry Denman, began to talk to them.

Police say the officers told Denman they were on a call and needed to leave. The officers were pulling out of the parking lot when police say Denman pulled a handgun and fired two rounds at the officers' patrol car. 

Police say Denman then ran a business nearby, and officers followed him inside. Once inside, police said the officers had a physical confrontation with Denman before taking him into custody.

Denman suffered injuries and was taken to a local hospital for medical attention before he was booked into jail, police say. Both officers were uninjured. 

An investigation is underway into how Denman was injured.

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