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Police officer fatally shoots man with handgun

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PHOENIX -

Phoenix police say an officer fatally shot a man who had pointed a handgun toward two officers while they tried to negotiate his surrender.

This happened near 13th Street and Campbell.
 
Sgt. Trent Crump says the man was shot Thursday on the sidewalk outside a midtown treatment facility where the man earlier threatened to kill himself.
 
According to Crump, the man produced a gun and made that threat while talking to a crisis team who called police.
 
Crump says the crisis team and other patients in the treatment facility were evacuated before the man was shot.
 
Crump says the man had a history of mental illness and drug abuse.
 
His identification is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 10 News for updates.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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