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Peoria police shoot woman after shooting at officers; investigation underway

Peoria police shooting - July 15 2021
Posted at 2:08 PM, Jul 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-16 13:58:53-04

PEORIA, AZ — Officers with the Peoria Police Department shot a woman who was seen breaking into vehicles and shooting at the officers when she was confronted, according to police.

The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. near 67th and Peoria avenues.

Police said the woman, later identified as 24-year-old Marissa Maguire, was seen breaking into cars in the area, and when she was contacted by officers she pulled out a gun and pointed it at them.

Maguire then began firing an unknown amount of shots at the officers.

Officers say they then fired back and struck Maguire in her cheek.

Witnesses told ABC15's Zach Crenshaw that they heard between seven and eight gunshots.

On Friday, police said it was determined that Maguire had provided identification as 19-year-old Autumn Burton, which was a false name and date of birth, to officers when she was being processed. Maguire has been re-admitted to a local hospital for treatment.

Maguire will face several charges to including aggravated assault.

While the shooting involved Peoria Police Department officers, the Glendale Police Department is conducting the investigation. It is part of a partnership between police agencies in the West Valley to ensure accountability and transparency.

No officers or bystanders were injured, a spokesperson said.