Phoenix Apartment Shooting: Woman, 2 Children Dead, Police Officer Injured, Suspect Arrested

27 December, 2017, 04:12 | Author: Marjorie Miles
  • Anthony Ross booking

Police tried to talk to Anthony Ross, 45, who barricaded himself inside the unit where he used to live, Sgt. Jonathan Howard said. The suspect was not injured and was eventually taken into custody.

Police responded Monday afternoon to a report of gunfire and found a woman dead in the parking lot.

Ross, who was visiting Phoenix for the holidays, was not hurt, Howard said.

The shooting occurred at an upscale apartment complex near the Biltmore area.

Police said they made contact with the gunman inside an apartment and that is when they discovered that two children were believed to be inside with him. The two children, aged 10 and 11, were also found dead in the apartment. The suspect is 45-years-old, and he's still alive after the Christmas massacre. The police tracked the suspect down into one of the apartments.

Several hours later, Howard says the man began shooting at officers.

"I can't believe it's Christmas and there's a shooting or whatever's going on".

Police officers at the scene of a standoff in Phoenix at an apartment complex. Dec. 25 2017
Police officers at the scene of a standoff in Phoenix at an apartment complex. Dec. 25 2017

"It's beyond insane", added resident Gibson Daoud told the Arizona Republic.

After the Christmas Day horror, the suspect was accused of telling both police and family members that he had "killed the children".

Power was cut to the complex about 7:30 p.m., and residents near the gunman's apartment were escorted out by police SWAT team members.

The police said they were speaking to the suspect for several hours. Some wondered whether they should check into a hotel for the night; others wondered about their dogs left locked inside their apartments.

The situation was said to have resolved around 11 p.m. EST.

Kristen Alexander, 26, had been sitting in a parking lot since 4:15 p.m. after arriving home from a trip to Ohio. "It's eerie. I feel bad for whoever is going through this", Alexander told AZFamily.com.

More news: Here's How Cardi B Is Handling Her Nudes Being Leaked Online

Recommended:

  • From Baltimore Among 5 Killed In Florida Plane Crash

    From Baltimore Among 5 Killed In Florida Plane Crash

    They were married in June, and her father's Facebook profile photo shows him with his daughters at her wedding. Clayton, a middle school teacher, had a husband and two children - a 3-year-old girl and an 18-month-old.
    Kedar, Shardul back for SA ODIs

    Kedar, Shardul back for SA ODIs

    Rohit Sharma , Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli make up the top three, with Ajinkya Rahane as the possible back-up opener. Mumbai's Shardul has replaced Siddharth Kaul, who did not get to play a match during the Sri Lanka series.
    Arsenal, Liverpool's six-goal thriller displayed both teams' lack of structure

    Arsenal, Liverpool's six-goal thriller displayed both teams' lack of structure

    However the Liverpool manager also admitted that his team may need to be pragmatic in their approach in future. You need to be angry with yourself, not sad or insecure.
  • Virginia Democrat asks court to reconsider decision to tie House race

    Virginia Democrat asks court to reconsider decision to tie House race

    The Virginia State Board of Elections has delayed a drawing that would have decided the state's House of Delegates race. Simonds and her attorneys are asking to delay drawing the name of the victor tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.
    California's Thomas fire becomes largest in state history

    California's Thomas fire becomes largest in state history

    The Thomas fire was just one of a series of wildfires that burned in Southern California in December, though it was the largest. Fire officials estimate full containment by January 7, more than a month after the blaze first erupted in Ventura County.
    Trump wishes Americans a Merry Christmas

    Trump wishes Americans a Merry Christmas

    Another, from Virginia, was heard telling the president he wanted building blocks. The Coast Guard saved thousands and thousands of lives.
  • Liverpool 5, Swansea City 0: Man of the Match

    Liverpool 5, Swansea City 0: Man of the Match

    However, the Brazilian did double the advantage on 52 minutes, finishing smartly at the back post from Coutinho's cross. Firmino grabbed his second shortly after, tapping home into an empty net following unselfish work by Mohamed Salah .
    Former Miss Americas Demand Resignations Over Shaming Emails

    Former Miss Americas Demand Resignations Over Shaming Emails

    Colin Bell of Atlantic County also called on the CRDA to end its relationship with the Miss America Organization. Dick Clark Productions says it has cut ties with the Miss America Organization.
    Red Raiders fall to South Florida in Birmingham Bowl, 38-34

    Red Raiders fall to South Florida in Birmingham Bowl, 38-34

    Shimonek took Texas Tech across midfield in the final seconds but his desperation pass on the run was well short of the end zone. They also made Flowers uncomfortable in the pocket, as the senior quarterback missed two would-be touchdowns early in the game.
  • Trump slams Federal Bureau of Investigation  and Clinton for dossier claims

    Trump slams Federal Bureau of Investigation and Clinton for dossier claims

    The president weighed in on Twitter, in response to a Washington Times report that was discussed on "Fox & Friends". It also was the DOJ's Bruce Ohr whose wife, Nellie, was paid by Fusion GPS during the 2016 presidential campaign.
    Fans are excited for the Eagles game at home at the Linc

    Fans are excited for the Eagles game at home at the Linc

    Downing was promoted from quarterbacks coach after former offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave was sacked in January. By the time you're done unwrapping your shiny new Carson Wentz jersey, it'll nearly be time for Sixers-Knicks.
    Apple 'purposely' slows down old iPhones

    Apple 'purposely' slows down old iPhones

    The company has long faced criticism from fix advocates for making its batteries hard for users to replace on their own. The suit alleges that the slowing of old iPhones is meant to encourage users to upgrade, which isn't the case.


Popular

United States sanctions two N Koreans over missile program: statement
The report also mentions that Kim Jong-sik is a rocket scientist while Ri Pyong-chol is a former air force general. China, which accounts for more than 90 percent of North Korea's trade, banned coal imports this year.

Pakistan Uses Regional Conference to Denounce US Charges
Minister of Foreign Affairs Khawaja Asif on Monday demanded the United States to ensure the return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan .

Mariah Carey returning to NYC 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'
Then things started to glitch as "Emotions" took off: She said mid-song that her monitors weren't working. Carey's performance during last year's show in Times Square was marked by embarrassing problems.

Watch Meghan Markle's First Public Curtsy: The Royal Custom Explained
After lunch, the entire family sits down to watch Queen Elizabeth's annual televised Christmas message. A toast is part of the meal, which ranges from roast beef to turkey and ham.

Steelers vs. Texans: 4 bold predictions sure to go wrong
And it really feels like the Steelers are going to take out all their frustration on the 4-10 Texans . The Steelers led 20-0 at halftime after taking advantage of two turnovers by the Texans.

LeBron James Says He Doesn't 'Lose Sleep Anymore' Over His Finals Losses
"I've only had probably four games at home out of the 12 ... but being in the Staples Center has always been pretty good". Embiid and Simmons have the Sixers on the rise in their first year together, but imagine if Porzingis was there with them.

Snow forecast: What to expect Christmas Day and beyond
Traffic will be light today and drivers should be mindful that main roads may be clearer than local ones. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during holiday travel on Monday, the Weather Service said.

"Merry Christmas from Jerusalem, the capital of Israel!" Netanyahu tweets
No other country has their embassy for Israel in Jerusalem , though the Czech Republic has said it is considering such a move. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) meets with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales (L) in Jerusalem on November 29, 2016.

Dreaming of a white Christmas? No need, it's a reality
Rain that began Sunday night changed over to snow as colder air moved in before the storm quickly departs later in the morning. The National Weather Service's forecast indicates the next chance of snow will come New Year's Eve weekend.

Harry Kane Player of the Round after hat-trick against Burnley
Pochettino said Kane's tally was just reward for the effort he has put into his game. Burnley have been doing great and we didn't want to give them any incentive.