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Suspect shot by Phoenix police dies in hospital

According to police, the suspect was armed and shooting a gun and carrying his infant son.

PHOENIX — A suspect shot by officers in Phoenix on Saturday has died. The incident happened at Seventh Avenue and Van Buren Street.

Officers responded to a fight call around 3:15 p.m. The caller said a man and woman were fighting when the man armed himself with a gun and took his infant son from the woman, police said. 

According to the Phoenix Police Department, the suspect, 37-year-old Paul Bolden, was threatening people and cars in the area with the firearm. 

The suspect stopped a car and held the driver at gunpoint. When officers commanded him to drop his weapon, he refused, police said. The suspect then pointed his gun at the child before returning it's target to officer, police said.

One officer shot the suspect and rescued the baby, police said. The suspect was transported to the hospital in critical condition. He died of those injuries on Sunday.

The child sustained minor injuries, but was able to be returned to his mother.

It was the second officer-involved shooting in the Valley in 2021. 

This is a developing story. 12 News will update as more information is available.