PHOENIX - Phoenix police have identified 19-year-old Israel Santos-Banos as the suspect in the shooting that killed Phoenix police officer David Glasser on Wednesday as he attempted to stop a residential burglary with a group of other officers.
Earlier Thursday, Phoenix Police Chief Joe Yahner announced that Glasser did not survive the injuries he suffered while on duty on Wednesday. More information.
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The 35-year-old, who worked on the Neighborhood Enforcement Team was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition and Santos-Banos was dead after a shootout near 51st Avenue and Baseline Road.
Santos-Banos was also shot, according to a police spokesperson.
The 12-year veteran was taken to St. Joseph's Medical Center, where he was "fighting for his life," Phoenix Police Chief Joe Yahner said Wednesday.
Yahner described the officer, who was married and had two small children, as "a good man."
Phoenix Police tactical units cleared the shooting scene and said the only suspect is dead.
According to Sgt. Vince Lewis of the Phoenix Police Department, at about 2:20 p.m., authorities received a call about a residential burglary. The caller met police at 48th Lane and Baseline. When authorities arrived, the caller identified the alleged burglar as a relative and said that he was believed to be armed and at the caller's home.
"About six officers made their approach, where they contacted the suspect who was seated in a vehicle in the driveway," Lewis said at a news conference late Wednesday evening.
According to a release from the Phoenix Police Department late Thursday night:
"As officers arrived, the suspect opened fire from the vehicle striking Officer Glasser. Officers returned fire, striking the suspect. Officer Glasser was pulled to safety and delivered to Phoenix Fire personnel who transported him to the hospital. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. Sadly Officer Glasser passed away at the hospital on Thursday, May 19th, 2016."