Suspect fatally shot in Glendale by Phoenix police is ID'd

Published 11-15-2018

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities have release the name of a suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting after a police car chase from Phoenix to Glendale.

Glendale police say 24-year-old Timothy Odell Leon was suspect in at least three carjackings and two armed robberies in a recent five-day span.

Tactical officers with Phoenix police were trying to arrest Leon in a stolen vehicle Tuesday afternoon and followed him into Glendale.

They say Leon was armed with a handgun and he allegedly pointed the weapon at officers after he was stopped in front of a Glendale apartment complex.

Police opened fire and Leon was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say the fatal shooting remains under investigation.

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