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PD: Officer shot, suspect dead in Laveen

Posted at 3:18 PM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 19:42:43-04

Phoenix police say that an officer has been shot and a suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Laveen.

Officer James Holmes said an officer has been injured and is in critical condition at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. 

Sources tell KGUN9's sister station ABC15 that the situation began as a burglary call in a neighborhood near 51st Avenue and Baseline Road. Officers responded to the area after a call from a resident reported his son was stealing his guns. 

The suspect is dead, sources confirm. Footage from Air15 shows a dark van in the driveway of a home with the rear windshield shot out. Other side windows appear to also have been shot out. 

Baseline Road has been closed down between 43rd and 51st avenues as police investigate.