PD: Suspect shot after standoff following police-involved shooting in south Phoenix

PHOENIX - Phoenix police say they have shot a suspect allegedly involved in an officer-involved shooting in south Phoenix on Sunday.

Officer James Holmes with Phoenix police said the injured suspect was taken to a local hospital where he was listed in extremely critical condition.

Holmes said the suspect allegedly shot at police officers near 47th Avenue and Baseline Road.

He said authorities initially responded to an aggravated assault call around 8 a.m. Sunday.

The caller said the suspect and another male got into an argument, according to police, and the suspect hit the male in the face several times with a handgun. The victim was transported to a local hospital.

The suspect fled the area when officers arrived, according to police.

Hours later, an officer was patrolling the area and noticed the suspect walking around. The officer approached the suspect, the suspect drew his weapon and fired shots at the officer, Holmes said.

The suspect fled the scene again and the officer called for backup.

Holmes said police negotiated with the 44-year-old suspect for nearly four hours. He said that at around 2:45 p.m. the suspect came out of a doghouse where he'd barricaded himself and pointed his handgun at officers.

Three officers fired at the suspect and he was struck.

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