x
Breaking News
More () »

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.

RELATED: El Mirage man arrested for shooting at law enforcement in at least 5 different instances

RELATED: Police board chooses not to take action against former Mesa cop for 2019 shooting

Up to Speed

Catch up on the latest news and stories on the 12 News YouTube channel. Subscribe today.

Arizona's Silent Witness program allows people to send in tips and share information about crimes happening within their local communities. 

The program shares unsolved felony case information in multiple ways, including TV, radio and social media. 

Anyone who has information on a crime or recognizes a suspect described by the program is asked to call 480-948-6377, go to the program's website online or download the Silent Witness app to provide a tip. The identity of anyone who submits a tip is kept anonymous. 

Calls to Silent Witness are answered 24/7 by a live person and submitted tips are accepted at all times. Submitted tips are then sent to the detective(s) in charge of the specific case. 

Individuals who submit tips that lead to an arrest or indictment in the case can get a reward of up to $1,000. 

Have a tip? Submit it on the Silent Witness tip form here.