1 Killed, 1 wounded after armed robbery leads to chase, double shooting

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PHOENIX -- One man is dead and a woman was shot several times after an armed robbery or burglary in Glendale ended with a double shooting at a West Phoenix home.

Investigators are still on the scene trying to sort it all out.

According to early reports two suspects -- a 26-year-old male and a 31-year-old female -- robbed a Sparkle Car Wash employee at about 10:30 Thursday night. That car wash is located at 67th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

Police started to chase the suspects, but backed off for safety reasons.

Several hours later, the suspects' car was seen speeding through Phoenix shortly before it slammed into a light pole in the area of 35th and Peoria avenues. The pair then fled the scene.

Police said up a perimeter and started searching for the suspects. A K9 unit led them to the guest house of a home not far from the crash scene.

Officers tried to open the door, but one of the suspects was trying to hold it shut.

Police forced their way inside to discover the suspects had shot a man and a woman. The 52-year-old man died at the scene. The 58-year-old woman, who was in her bed when she was shot, was badly wounded. She was taken to John C. Lincoln Hospital where she reportedly is in critical condition.

Police have arrested the two suspects.

The man who was robbed at the car wash was not injured.

Detectives from both the Glendale and Phoenix police departments are investigating. They have not released any information about the suspects.