Woman says she shot, killed boyfriend in north Phoenix after being assaulted

Officers say the shooting was reported just before 3:30 a.m.
Officers say the shooting was reported just before 3:30 a.m.(Arizona's Family)
Published: Jun. 19, 2022 at 12:47 PM MST|Updated: Jun. 20, 2022 at 9:48 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Phoenix police say a man is dead after his girlfriend reportedly shot and killed him in a neighborhood near 27th and Missouri avenues early Sunday morning.

Officers arrived in the area around 3:30 a.m where they found a man, later identified as Abdul Cooper, 47, who had been shot. While police were at the scene, a woman believed to be Cooper’s girlfriend showed up and told officers that Cooper had been assaulting her when she shot him. Cooper was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Authorities say the woman was detained and later released after she submitted a self-defense claim to detectives. Phoenix police say the case will now be forwarded to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office to see if she will face any charges after the investigation is complete.