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Phoenix police shoots, kills man barricaded in his car

The shooting with police happened near 24th Street and Indian School Road.

PHOENIX — A man is dead after Phoenix police officers shot him during a barricaded incident in central Phoenix Saturday, authorities said.

The man, who was identified as 37-year-old Dedrick Garcia, was reportedly driving erratically in the area of 24th Street and Fairmount Avenue near Indian School Road when he pulled into the driveway of a home he didn't live at around 4:40 a.m., the Phoenix Police Department said.

Officers said they tried to get Garcia, who was lying down in the backseat, out of the car for nearly an hour. The people inside the house said they did not recognize the car and did not want it there.

Authorities said officers eventually broke one of the car's window to get Garcia out but saw he had a gun in hand so officers fired lethal and non-lethal rounds, killing him. Officials said they found the gun in the car near Garcia's hand.

No officers were injured and two are being investigated. Officers also had on body cameras at the time of the shooting.

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