Family fight turns deadly, mom of 3 escapes through window

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PHOENIX -- Police spent part of the morning on the scene of a home where a family fight turned deadly Sunday night after a mother of three crawled out of a window to escape her boyfriend.

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Family fight turns deadly, mom of 3 escapes through window - Police are still on the scene of a home where a family fight turned deadly Sunday night after a mother of three crawled out of a window to escape her boyfriend.

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When police arrived on the scene at 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road shortly before 9:30 p.m., they found a 24-year-old woman and her 11-month-old baby on the roof of one of the apartments. She had climbed out the window of her apartment to get away from her boyfriend after a violent fight. The woman's 6-year-old and 4-year-old kids were still inside the apartment with the boyfriend, who, she said, was very drunk.

Officers managed to contact the 24-year-old boyfriend inside the unit, but when two of them tried to take him into custody, things took a violent turn. The man, whose name has not been released, began fighting with the officers. One of the officers used his Taser to try and subdue the man, but investigators said he kept fighting.

The fight moved upstairs. Both the officers and the woman, who had crawled back into the apartment through the window, yelled at the man to stop fighting. He continued, however, making his way into a bedroom where he pulled a black object out of a closet and then turned toward the officers.

While it turned out that the item the man grabbed was a wallet, one of the officers believed he was going for a weapon. Officer Jacob Callison, 26, who has been on the force for three years, fired at the suspect, hitting him several times. The man was taken to the hospital where he died.

The case is under investigation.

Callison has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure any time an officer fires his weapon.

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