Published: Wed, December 27, 2017
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Christmas Day shooting : Three Dead in Phoenix Standoff

Christmas Day shooting : Three Dead in Phoenix Standoff

The incident was said to have taken place around 3:45 p.m. EST on Christmas afternoon when the woman was shot dead outside the apartment in Phoenix.

A second male officer, 34 years old with 11 years of service, fired one shot after entering the apartment.

When they arrived, they found a woman shot in the parking lot. She had already been shot and killed. Police said that the suspect and woman who was killed were the children of the suspect and the victim. Police have not yet declared or explained how the children died.

When police responded to the apartment complex, they discovered a grisly scene. After several hours, he started shooting at police, ABC15 reported.

The suspect wasn't injured in the standoff.

At around 7:30pm they also shut off power before going into the apartment while fending off gunfire from the suspect.

"Early investigation indicates this is likely a domestic violence incident".

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Eight people and a black Labrador retriever were escorted by officers to their homes in other areas of the complex shortly after 9:30 p.m. The gunman, who appeared to have not been injured, was taken into custody around 10 p.m. EST, according to the police. Then, officers tracked the suspect to a specific apartment.

Police released very little information about the suspect's identity at first. Although some news media reports say the adult woman was the estranged wife of the suspect, the police spokesman was not clear on the exact relationship.

The area will be restricted for several more hours while detectives investigate.

"I can't believe it's Christmas and there's a shooting or whatever's going on".

"I'm terrified of who our neighbors are", resident Kristen Alexander said.

"It's beyond insane", added resident Gibson Daoud told the Arizona Republic.

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