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Woman shot and killed inside room at Homewood Suites hotel near I-17 and Peoria Ave.

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Posted at 10:24 AM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 15:16:52-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are investigating a deadly shooting at the Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel in north Phoenix.

Officers were called to the hotel near Interstate 17 and Peoria Avenue around 11 p.m. Saturday for reports of shots fired.

When they arrived officers found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound. Medics pronounced her dead at the scene, according to Phoenix police.

During the investigation investigators learned a group of people were inside one of the hotel rooms when two men started arguing.

The argument turned into a fight and at some point a firearm was used.

Police say the victim was one of the people in the room and was struck by the gunfire.

Her name has not yet been released by police.

According to the Phoenix Police Department, investigators developed probable cause to arrest 21-year-old Dante Barnes.

He has been booked into jail and is facing murder charges.