Suspect shot by police in Phoenix

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by Marcy McMacken

azfamily.com

Posted on April 13, 2013 at 7:39 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 16 at 1:28 PM

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PHOENIX -- A suspect is dead after being shot by Phoenix police officers early Saturday morning.

Police were called to a home near 83rd Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road at around 1:00 a.m. for a domestic violence call.

A spokesperson for the Phoenix Police Dept. said that when police arrived on scene, they found a man standing outside of a home, firing an automatic weapon. It's believed that weapon was an AK-47.

There was a brief standoff between the suspect and officers. The officers then shot and killed the man. No officers were injured.

Police evacuated nearby homes during the incident.

 

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