Police ID triple-murder suspect who died after officer-involved shooting in Phoenix

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A triple murder suspect who died Wednesday following an officer-involved shooting has been identified.

Police say that suspect was 39-year-old Edward Hallinan.

The shootings happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday near 35th Avenue and Thomas Road.

Police said officers first responded to a domestic violence call from Hallinan's wife. She told police her "husband had a rifle and was firing shots," according to police.

When officers arrived at the scene, a subject matching Hallinan's description drove by the officers and stopped in the street. Officers then heard a gunshot that came from within the suspect's truck. 

The officers began yelling commands at the driver to drop his weapon and show them his hands.

Police say Hallinan then fired a second round from within the truck.

A 41-year-old police officer, who has been on the force for 17 years, fired one shot from his department-issued rifle, which caused the suspect to stop firing.

While the officers were dealing with the suspect, the police helicopter advised officers they could see three additional victims of gunshot wounds in the residential yard to the west of the original call.

Three people were pronounced dead at the scene.

Those killed were Francisco Javier Galindo, 21, Vidal Hernandez-Gutierrez, 26, and Manuel Francisco Rodriguez Jimenez, 50.

With the help of a Police K9, the suspect was extracted from his truck. Hallinan was taken to a local hospital in extremely critical condition, but he later died.

Police say others in the area at the time who were not hurt included another man, two women, a one-year-old baby girl, a 14-year-old boy and an 11-year-old boy.

No officers have were injured in the incident.

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