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Man dead, officer hospitalized after Glendale shooting incident

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Apr 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-15 12:23:36-04

GLENDALE, AZ — One suspect has died and a Glendale police officer was injured in a shooting Thursday afternoon near 59th and Olive avenues.

According to Glendale police, officers were called out to the area around 2 a.m. for a domestic violence situation.

The male suspect was eventually found barricaded inside an RV at the home armed with a gun.

Police say after many hours of negotiations, later in the afternoon, the suspect was seen holding a gun to his head. At that time, a police K-9 was deployed to try to take the man into custody.

The suspect then reportedly opened fire toward officers, striking the K-9 handler.

A SWAT officer returned fire and the suspect was shot and killed.

Police have since identified the man as 28-year-old Anthony Hood-Schaffner.

Anthony Hood-Schaffner

Police say the officer shot was taken to the hospital and has since been released. The K-9 deployed was not injured.

The investigation is ongoing.

This was the second shooting involving police officers in the Valley Thursday. A Phoenix officer was shot during an incident in Phoenix just hours earlier, with the suspect still outstanding.