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Phoenix police fatally shoot man armed with knife

Police said a man is dead following an officer-involved shooting Monday in West Phoenix.

PHOENIX — Police said a man is dead following an officer-involved shooting Monday in West Phoenix.

Officers were called to the scene near 30th Avenue and Coronado Road just after 1 p.m. to investigate a stabbing call involving an adult female, according to the Phoenix Police Department. 

When police arrived on scene, they were directed toward an adult male, later identified as Emilio Chamizo, 30, who had a knife in his hand. 

Police said an officer ordered Chamizo to drop the knife, but he refused to listen. Chamizo walked towards the officer with the knife raised and the officer responded by shooting Chamizo with his firearm, authorities said.

Officials said Chamizo was taken to the hospital but later died from his injuries.

The original female victim was located with multiple stab wounds and taken to the hospital with critical injuries, police said.

Detectives are still investigating, however, preliminary information indicates the victim and Chamizo are known to each other, officials said.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

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