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Phoenix police: Man fatally shoots 2 dogs, kills himself

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Posted at 6:25 AM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 09:25:16-04

PHOENIX (AP) - Police say an armed man barricaded himself inside a north Phoenix apartment before he fatally shot two dogs and then killed himself.

The name of the 31-year-old man hasn't been released yet.

Police say incident began as a domestic dispute between the man and his 30-year-old former girlfriend Saturday afternoon.

They say the woman was assaulted, but she was able to get out of the apartment.

Police say as responding officers arrived, four of them were fired upon by the suspect.

There were no reported injuries.

After about three hours of negotiations, officers tactically entered the apartment and found the man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and two dogs who had been shot and killed.

Police say no officers fired any shots during the incident.