GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man who was fatally shot by a police officer in Glendale last week.
Glendale police say 18-year-old Jayden Smith was found dead Friday night in the backyard of a home after he had crashed a stolen car.
Police say an officer saw four men in a fight along the side of a road and then he heard two shots.
They say Young had pulled out a handgun and began firing at two of the men.
Police say Officer Andrew Johnson returned fire and Young was struck but continued to run from the scene and fire shots.
They say one of the men Young shot and wounded remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Johnson wasn’t injured.
Police say an investigation of the shooting is ongoing.
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