Two armed robbery suspects were taken into custody after an hours-long standoff in Phoenix, according to police.
On Sunday, officers were initially called to reports of an armed robbery around 11:40 a.m. at a Home Depot near 43rd Avenue and Camelback Road.
The suspects allegedly stole a battery charger, then fled the scene in a vehicle. A witness to the alleged theft followed them from the store.
The suspects confronted the witness, reportedly pointing a handgun at them, before continuing to a home near 19th Avenue and Cactus Road.
Officers attempted to negotiate with the suspects who entered the home. After several hours, a woman exited and was taken into custody. She told officers that two or three men were still inside.
After an hours-long standoff, police deployed gas into the home, inciting an exchange of gunfire between the suspects and the officers outside.
Two men then exited the home. A police K-9 helped get another man out of the house who had rifle magazines and ammunition in his possession. That man said the suspect still inside the home would not leave and would engage officers.
Officials continued to fire gas and “diversionary devices” into the home, and the house caught fire. Crews were able to extinguish the blaze.
After a search inside, no one else was located inside the home. The suspect removed from the house with the K-9 later told police there was no third suspect inside the home.
Police have identified the first suspect as 37-year-old Kenny Keyes. He has been booked for an outstanding felony arrest warrant and shoplifting. The second suspect has been identified as 26-year-old Blake Miller.
Court paperwork obtained by ABC15 shows that Miller reportedly admitted to investigators that he fired an AK-47 out of the front window, "because he wanted them to leave."
Several neighbors tell ABC15 police have responded to situations at the same house before.
Miller is being held without bond on charges of weapons misconduct, shoplifting and ten counts of aggravated assault.