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FD: Daisy Mountain firefighter Luke Jones killed in off-duty altercation

Posted: 11:37 AM, Jan 22, 2017
Updated: 2017-01-23 12:57:48-05

A 12-year veteran of the Daisy Mountain Fire Department died Saturday night.

Thirty-seven-year-old Luke Jones passed away after an altercation when he was off-duty, fire crews confirmed.

The Phoenix Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding his death. 

Police say Jones was transported to a local hospital after an assault at a strip club near 19th and Peoria avenues in Phoenix late Saturday night.

Police sent out a press release regarding the assault naming the victim as an unknown 37-year-old man,  but later confirmed the victim to be Jones. 

The Daisy Mountain Fire Department said it could not confirm Jones was the victim of the Phoenix nightclub assault. 

Jones was later pronounced dead at the hospital and the Phoenix Police Department is investigating his death as a homicide. 

Jones served as a firefighter paramedic and also served as a terrorism liaison officer. 

He leaves behind a wife and daughter. 

Anyone with information pertaining to this case should contact Phoenix police or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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