Arizona

May 3, 2014 5:20 PM by Associated Press

Suspect shot by police outside Phoenix hospital

PHOENIX - A man who fled after being shot by police outside a Phoenix hospital is in custody.

Sgt. Steve Martos says a security guard reported around 3 a.m. that a man was drinking on Phoenix Children's Hospital property and behaving strangely.

According to security guards, the suspect used profanity and held a bottle in a threatening manner.

Martos says responding officers pursued him on foot.

He says an officer shot him in the leg as he made a move toward his waistband while standing up.

The suspect allegedly threw rocks at them before running away.

Martos says officers caught up to him and he was arrested.

Police say he will face aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and trespassing.

Officers received minor injuries that did not require treatment.

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