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Suspect killed in Phoenix shooting that injured officers

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 16:30:16-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police say the suspect in a shooting that injured three people, including an officer, was killed.

Authorities released more details about the Saturday night shooting that resulted in the 32-year-old male suspect dying at the scene.

Police spokeswoman Mercedes Fortune says the incident began when police responded to a call about a family fight but were sent away.

Officers returned four hours later after a second call about a suspect threatening to shoot family members.

Officers encountered gunfire and a SWAT team initiated contact.

After several hours, officers tried to rescue victims and more gunfire erupted.

Fortune says a 36-year-old male officer, a 69-year-old woman and a 38-year-old woman were shot.

A second officer was bitten by a police canine.

All four remained in stable condition Monday.