PHOENIX — Two juvenile suspects are in critical condition after an officer-involved shooting in Phoenix Sunday night.
Phoenix Police Department officials say they were called to the scene of an armed robbery near Interstate 17 and Dunlap Avenue around 8:45 p.m. A victim told police he was approached by two people in the parking lot of an apartment complex. One pointed a gun at him and demanded his vehicle, so the victim gave up his car keys and they drove away.
Patrol officers nearby located the stolen vehicle stopped in traffic along 29th Avenue. The officers exited their vehicle and approached the suspect vehicle on foot, giving commands to exit the car. The suspect drove toward the officer and both officers fired their weapons.
The suspect vehicle continued to drive southbound on 29th Avenue and the officers followed. The vehicle stopped near 29th and Northern avenues. The passenger exited the vehicle and the driver later exited after less-lethal munitions were deployed.
Both suspects were treated at the scene and taken to the hospital in critical condition. They have been identified as 15- and 16-year-old boys.
A handgun was recovered from the vehicle.
No other injuries were reported. The officers involved are 24 and 25 years old with two and three years of service.