9 officers injured, 2 people dead

A 911 call early Friday morning that a woman had been shot at a home in southwest Phoenix turned into a barricade standoff where nine officers were injured in a hail of gunfire. Two people inside the house died. 

“I cannot recall an incident in city history where so many officers were injured,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego at a Friday afternoon news conference. 

Phoenix police said five officers were shot and four others injured by shrapnel at a home near 51st Avenue and Broadway Road. The man believed to be the shooter was later found dead inside the home. A woman inside the home — believed to be his ex-girlfriend — was critically injured and later died, police said.

Here’s what is known so far: 

Suspect identified late Friday

Police identified the suspect as 36-year-old Morris Jones, who was pronounced dead at the scene of an apparent gunshot wound. The woman’s identity had not been released as of Friday, pending notification of kin.

 A motive wasn’t entirely clear. 

“As we speak, investigators are working to uncover what led to this terrifying act, some of which was caught on tape and on camera by the media. I saw that video and it still gives me chills,” Phoenix police Chief Jeri Williams said. 

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