One man is dead in a Glendale officer-involved shooting in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant, police said.
Authorities identified the victim on Monday as 38-year-old Kenneth Girardot.
The shooting happened at a Jack In The Box restaurant at 59th Avenue and Colter about 3:30 p.m.
Officer Justin Penrose was in the area and spotted a stolen vehicle with two people inside, according to Sgt. Brent Coombs of the Glendale Police Department.
Coombs said Penrose learned the vehicle was stolen and requested backup. That's when Girardot put the vehicle in gear and began driving recklessly to get out of the parking space, according to Coombs. As the vehicle headed toward Penrose, he fired at Girardot. The victim died at the scene.
Raymond Flores, a passenger in the vehicle, had warrants for his arrested and was booked after being interviewed by investigators.
Coombs said the vehicle had been stolen from Mesa about a month ago.
Penrose is a 6-year veteran of the Glendale Police Department.
Penrose is on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings, according to Coombs.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Girardot's father, William Girardot, tells CBS 5 News an account has been set up at Wells Fargo under "Kenneth J. Girardot's Funeral" that is accepting donations to help with funeral expenses.
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