Phoenix police shot and seriously wounded a man Wednesday night after he charged at officers with a knife, police said.

The shooting occurred just before 7:30 p.m., in a neighborhood near 70th and Southern avenues, said Phoenix police Sgt. Vince Lewis.

Police were called to a home for a domestic-violence disturbance involving an adult man who was agitated and threatening his parents with a knife, Lewis said.

When officers arrived, the man’s father came running out of the house and past the officers, Lewis said.

The son chased him out of the house with a knife and began charging toward the officers, Lewis said.

The officers told him to drop the knife, but he continued toward them, which prompted the officers to fire at him, Lewis said.

The man, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital where he was in “extremely critical” condition Wednesday night, Lewis said.

The man’s mother suffered minor injuries during the incident, Lewis said, but he was unable to provide details about her injuries or whether she was taken to a hospital.

Officers remained at the scene Wednesday night continuing the investigation.

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