PHOENIX AZ Sept 19 2020— Police are investigating after a man with a knife was shot and killed by a security guard in Phoenix Thursday morning.
Officers responded to the incident near Central Avenue and Watkins Road around 10 a.m. after receiving reports of a shooting involving a guard.
According to initial information, the security guard shot a man who was armed with a knife. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by Phoenix fire crews.
Investigators say an armed security guard shot 37-year-old Shawn King, who was armed with a knife at the time. He died at the scene.
Investigators say witnesses statements indicate an element of self-defense. Police are working to determine what led up to the shooting.
The guard remained at the scene, police said.
It is unclear at this time what led up to the shooting, as well as the exact location of the incident.