Apartment complex in Phoenix where the shooting happened. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Jonathan Parker (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's office)
Authorities said the officer was about to handcuff Jefferson Duncan when the suspect deployed a Taser on the officer. (Source: Phoenix Police Department)
PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -
Phoenix police say a man was fatally shot after using a Taser to stun an officer.
Police spokesman Tommy Thompson said 32-year-old Jefferson Duncan was shot multiple times after he tried to keep using the Taser.
Thompson said the 37-year-old officer was doing off-duty security with another officer at an apartment complex at 11050 N. Biltmore Dr. when Duncan and 40-year-old Jonathan Parker showed "suspicious" behavior.
Duncan began to ran and one of the officers chased him and finally caught up with the man.
Duncan and the officer struggled. There was a pause and Duncan began to submit, saying he had, had enough, Thompson said. The officer pulled Duncan from the bushes where they were fighting.
Authorities said the officer was about to handcuff him when the suspect deployed a Taser on the officer.
The officer said Duncan then aimed the Taser at his head and demanded his release, Thompson said.
The officer said he used his firearm on Duncan, who died at a hospital.
The 37-year-old officer was treated and released and is on administrative leave.
Parker also tried to run away. He was chased by the second officer and after a brief struggle was taken into custody at the same time the other officer was involved in the shooting.
Police learned that Parker had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. He complained of chest pains after being taken into custody and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, but was later released.
Parker was booked into the Maricopa County Jail, charged with the warrant.
Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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