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Man killed in Buckeye officer-involved shooting

Preliminary information suggests police were called out to a confrontation between a man and his adult son, police said.

BUCKEYE, Ariz. — One man has died following an officer-involved shooting in Buckeye on Sunday afternoon. 

According to the Buckeye Police Department, officers responded to the area of McDowell Road and Verrado Way for reports of a shooting around 3 p.m. 

When they arrived, officers found a man in a physical altercation with his adult son on the street. Police said the man was on the ground bleeding and the son was kneeling over him with a knife.

One officer exited his vehicle at the scene and commanded the suspect to drop the knife. The suspect refused commands and was shot, police said. 

The suspect has been identified as 31-year-old Vincent Black.

Police said that the officer fired his weapon in an attempt to protect the other man who was being attacked. 

Officers provided resuscitative efforts, but the suspect was pronounced dead on the scene. There is currently no information about what caused the fight. 

The father is in stable condition at the hospital after sustaining injuries. Police later learned the father was shot multiple times. A gun was found at the scene. 

The officer involved is a 2-year veteran of the department and has been placed on administrative leave. The investigation will be turned over to the Glendale Police Department. 

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

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