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Goodyear man shot, killed in Cottonwood attack

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Posted at 1:07 PM, Dec 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-06 15:07:57-05

Cottonwood Police say a 27-year-old Goodyear man was shot and killed during a home invasion Friday night.

Police were dispatched to the scene of the shooting around 9 p.m. after learning that suspects may have been fleeing the area in a red SUV.

Responding officers were able to locate the vehicle and several people were detained before officers located the actual scene of the shooting.

Officers were directed to a home nearby where a man, later identified as Gus Terrell Finklea, was found lying on the ground with gunshot injuries. He was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police found another man at the home who was also injured. He told police that he and a friend were working on a car outside of the home when they saw three men running toward them. A struggle ensued between the victims and men before shots were fired.

Finklea was found to be one of the three people participating in the home invasion, police say.

Police also say a woman driving a red SUV was outside of the home and attempted to run them over.

Officials say the dispute was over property. Drugs may also have been involved.

Police have identified the suspects as 28-year-old Calvin R. Clark from Goodyear, 21-year-old Jermaine D. Shields from Buckeye, 20-year-old Hope M. Olszewski from Buckeye and 22-year-old Karrie Ann Funkhouser from Phoenix.

Charges for the suspects include aggravated assault, burglary, robbery, murder, endangerment and facilitation of burglary.

The incident is still under investigation and police are serving search warrants.

If you have any information, contact Cottonwood Police at 928-634-4246.