Police: Officers attacked by suspect with machete - Tucson News Now

Police: Officers attacked by suspect with machete

PHOENIX, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A domestic violence call ends with two Phoenix police officers injured and a suspect dead.

Just before midnight, officers responded to a call about a fight at an apartment complex near 59th Avenue and Roosevelt.

When they arrived at the scene, they spoke to a woman who said her roommate was inside fighting with her ex-boyfriend and four children were inside -- and she climbed out the window out of fear.

When officers went inside the apartment to look for the male suspect, he pulled out a machete and started attacking the officers, which lead to the officers opening fire on him.

"We have two officers that were injured this morning.. one of our officers received a laceration to his forearm.. another one has a laceration to his hand," said Sgt. Trent Crump.  "Shots were fired and the suspect went down inside the apartment."

The suspect was taken to an area hospital where he later died.

Police are in the process of obtaining a search warrant for the apartment, but so far, officers did find several knives at marijuana at the scene.

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