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PD: Woman rescued, suspect killed by officers near 22nd Avenue and Indian School Road

Officer-involved shooting at 22nd Avenue and Indian School Road
Posted at 9:27 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 14:45:31-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police say a man is dead after an officer-involved shooting took place during an apparent domestic violence incident.

Officers responded to an apartment complex near 22nd Avenue and Indian School Road just before 9 p.m. Tuesday after dispatchers received a call from an open phone line. They heard gunshots and a woman screaming, pleading to not be shot. Multiple neighbors also called police around the same time to report fighting.

When officers arrived, they heard the continued screaming and entered the apartment. Officers heard gunshots, noticed bullet holes in the wall, and heard the woman screaming in a back room.

Police say officials entered the room to rescue the woman and an officer-involved shooting occurred at that time.

A 27-year-old man, Donald Ward, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say no officers were injured and the woman was safely rescued. She suffered minor injuries during the incident.

No further information has been released.

The officers involved, according to police, are a 46-year-old man with 20 years of experience with the department, a 34-year-old man with four years with the department, and a 23-year-old man with two years of experience.