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Phoenix police involved in two deadly shootings early Monday morning

Posted at 4:03 AM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 20:05:47-04

Phoenix police were involved in two deadly officer-involved shootings early Monday morning. 

43rd Avenue and Roosevelt Street

One incident occurred near 43rd Avenue and Roosevelt Street while officers were looking for street racers. 

According to information from police, officers saw a vehicle driving erratically and attempted to stop the driver but he refused to stop. 

The vehicle drove into a mobile home park in the area where the suspect got out of the vehicle. A police officer pulled her undercover vehicle behind the jeep and exited her vehicle.

According to police, the suspect got back into his vehicle and rammed the officer's car. He was able to drive a short distance and fled on foot again. 

Two officers were able to approach the suspect and gave him commands. The suspect raised and pointed his weapon towards officers and one of the officers fired at the suspect, police said.

Officers attempted to life-saving measures until Phoenix fire arrived. The 25-year-old suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. 

No officers were injured in this incident. The name of the suspect has not been released. 


35th Avenue and Bell Road

The second incident occurred near 35th Avenue and Bell Road around 2 a.m. where officers were responding to a "shots fired" call. 

Police arrived on scene to find a man in the street who pulled a gun on officers, firing at least one shot. The officers returned fire, killing the suspect, 20-year-old Bryce Schenkenberg.

Officers searching the area and found two victims inside a home with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. 

Police believe Schenkenberg likely knew the two victims, but they are still investigating and working to learn more about what led to the shooting. 

These two incidents mark the 62nd and 63rd media-reported officer-involved shootings in the Valley in 2018. They also mark the 36th and 37th officer-involved shootings involving Phoenix Police Department this year. 

Stay with ABC15 for updates on both of these developing stories.