PD: Suspect in drive-thru shooting shoots self after holing up in Phoenix home

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX – Phoenix police say a man who barricaded himself inside a home Thursday night was a suspect in a shooting at a Jack in the Box drive-thru window a day prior.

Brandon Hudson, 18, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound while holed up in the home at 29th and Dunlap avenues, according to Sgt. Tommy Thompson.

Police had identified Hudson as one of three suspects in a shooting at a Jack in the Box near 35th Avenue and Thunderbird Road early Wednesday morning.

Police said Hudson and two other suspects walked up to the drive-thru window at about 3 a.m. When the employees wouldn't come to the window, Hudson reportedly fired a shotgun and a 24-year-old man was hit in the arm.

Detectives said Hudson was on probation, which he had violated, and had made statements to others that he would not go back to jail.

Officers went to the home to contact him at about 6 p.m. Thursday. Other occupants followed officers' commands to come out of the house and said that Hudson was inside armed with a gun.

While officers were trying to establish communication with Hudson, they heard a single gunshot. Several hours later, a SWAT team entered the house and found Hudson dead.

Detectives are still working to identify the other two suspects in the aggravated assault at the Jack in the Box. They are believed to be Hispanic or African American males between 17 and 22 years old. Police now believe robbery was the motive.

Anyone who has information concerning this incident or knows the whereabouts of the other two suspects is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.


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