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Suspect dies in gunfire exchange with Phoenix police

Posted: 11:08 AM, Aug 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-27 21:17:03Z
Suspect dies in gunfire exchange with Phoenix police

A suspect who was killed after exchanging gunfire with Phoenix police officers has now been identified.

It was the second fatal officer-involved incident Monday.
Police responded around 2 a.m. to a report about a shooting near Bell Road and 35th Avenue and encountered a male suspect in the street.
Investigators say the suspect - identified as 20-year-old Bryce Schenkenberg - refused to drop a handgun and fired.
The officers returned fire, hitting the suspect and he was pronounced dead.
Police say two victims with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds were found inside a home. They say the victims and suspect knew each other, but a motive hasn't been determined.
A few hours earlier several miles south, a male suspect in a mobile park pointed a gun at officers and was fatally shot.