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Burglary suspect shot by Glendale police; no officers hurt

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a group of people walking down a street next to a tree: Officer-involved shooting in Glendale near 59th and Northern avenues © Source: 3TV/CBS 5

Officer-involved shooting in Glendale near 59th and Northern avenues

GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A man has been rushed to the hospital after getting shot by officers in Glendale Monday morning.

According to Glendale police, officers responded to the area of 59th and Northern avenues around 8 a.m. for reports of a burglary in progress. Officers found the suspect in the garage, and the man told officers, "they would have to shoot him to take him into custody."

The man barricaded himself inside the detached garage with a refrigerator and then barricaded himself in a car. Just after 10 a.m. Police say SWAT teams tried to break into the car, but the man jumped out and charged officers while holding power tools. As SWAT members retreated, one of the SWAT officers shot the suspect. The suspect was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. No officers were hurt during the incident.

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No additional information was available. Glendale police ask that people stay out of the area while officers investigate. Stay with Arizona's Family for updates on this developing story as they become available.

This is the 20th officer-involved shooting in Maricopa County in 2021.

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