Alleged hardware store shoplifter shot by Glendale Police

GLENDALE, Ariz. - A shooting involving Glendale Police broke out on Sunday afternoon after officers responded to a report of a shoplifter at a hardware store who was "armed and waiving a gun around."

The hardware store is near Glendale and 51st Avenues.

"As officers were en route, further information was received indicating that the suspect was armed and waiving a gun around as he left the store. Upon arrival, the first responding officer encountered the armed suspect near the bus stop," said Sgt. Randy Stewart.

The suspect appeared to have a weapon, police say, that he pointed at the officer. That's when the officer fired his gun and shot the suspect.

"The officer was the only one on scene at the time of the confrontation. Additional officers arrived on the scene and successfully took the suspect into custody," Sgt. Stewart said.

The unidentified suspect was taken to the hospital and his injuries aren't life-threatening.

No officers were injured.

The Surprise Police Department is investigating this incident.

Map of Glendale Avenue and 51st Avenue