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Body cam video released from deadly condo shooting in Phoenix

Shooting near 3rd Avenue and Osborn Road
Posted at 11:37 PM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 11:00:32-04

PHOENIX  — New body camera video has been released showing the dramatic moments following a deadly triple shooting in Phoenix.

The shooting took place July 15 at the 3rd Avenue Palms condominiums near 3rd Avenue and Osborn Road.

Police say 23-year-old Allen Suarez and 20-year-old Cash Benally were killed and a third man suffered non-life threatening injuries after a dispute.

Officers spent nearly an hour clearing the complex and making sure more suspects or victims were not hiding on the property.

Witnesses tell ABC15 they were detained for up to seven hours during the investigation that day.

Armando Rodriguez Guzman was watching videos when the gunfire erupted.

His brother looked outside their condo door. "He looked down and saw a couple dudes. He was like, 'there's guys with guns!'"

Armando's brother called 911, while he went to go retrieve a second gun from the car.

Two officers rushed into the complex, with rifles in hand. Both appeared to hyped up on the adrenaline of the extremely dangerous dispatch.

"I want you to sit down right there, if you move, I'm going to shoot you," said one officer to a witness, who was trying to help point the officers towards a shooting victim.

Officers quickly found one injured man. "Anybody shot right now?" asked one officer. "Yeah the guys right here, he's bleeding," replied Armando as seen on the body camera footage.

The victim was mostly unresponsive by the time officers arrived.

Armando told ABC15 he tried to save the man's life and stop the bleeding. "Unfortunately I wasn't able to do anything for him as he was dying," said Armando.

Armando says police found another victim and arrested a suspect.

Many living in the condos say they still think about the day often. A number of them have purchased guns since, and it is something none of them will ever forget.

"We actually got a lot closer. We say hello, we talk to each other, and are keeping an eye on everything," said Armando.