Shoplifting suspect shot by police in Payson after pulling knife on officers

A man was shot and wounded by a police officer in Payson after allegedly brandishing a knife when confronted for a shoplifting incident.

Payson Police said they received reports of a shoplifter at Payson Market around 5:40 p.m. Saturday.

Two officers responded and found the suspect — a man whose name has not been released — heading south on Main Street. They approached him and called out to him as he was walking away from them. After he turned around, officers saw that he was holding a knife. They told him to drop the knife, but he did not comply, according to officials.


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