Woman shot and man who barricaded himself in Phoenix home found deadPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX – Police are investigating a double shooting in Scottsdale that took place near Seventh Street and Greenway on Tuesday evening.
Police say a 52-year-old woman was shot several times inside her home at around 4 p.m. and was taken to the hospital. Her medical condition has not been released but she is expected to survive.
At about 6 p.m. the officers entered the home where they believed the suspect, whom witnesses said was the woman's boyfriend, had barricaded himself and found him dead.
Dan Rayhorn, a neighbor, tells 3TV, “This normally doesn’t go on in this neighborhood. It’s usually pretty safe and pretty quiet so this is kind of a shocker. I really don’t know what’s going on other than I heard it was a shooting…that’s a little out of character for our street.”
Investigators have learned that the victim and suspect had been involved in a short-term romantic relationship, which had been terminated by the victim. Indications are the suspect, identified as Michael Anthony Schmidt, 47, was upset over the break-up.
The incident is still under investigation.