One dead, nine officers injured in Phoenix shooting – CNN

(CNN)A woman was fatally shot and nine police officers were injured early Friday in a Phoenix suburb, police said.

The nine officers are among 15 law enforcement officers injured in separate shootings across the US in the last 24 hours, according to a CNN tally.
“Enough is enough!” National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) President Patrick Yoes said in a statement, noting last year was one of the most dangerous for law enforcement since the FOP began keeping records.
In Buckeye, west of Phoenix, an officer responding to a report of a shooting was invited inside a home by a suspect who then “ambushed” the officer with gunfire while still outside the house about 2:15 a.m., according to Sgt. Andy Williams, a police spokesman.
The officer was struck multiple times but managed to retreat and call for backup, Williams said.
A man then came out of the home holding an infant and placed the baby on the ground before he was detained, according to Williams.
The suspect inside the home then opened fire on other officers — striking four of them — as they attempted to bring the infant to safety, Williams said.
Four other officers were struck by bullet ricochets or shrapnel, but stayed at the scene, according to Williams.
Williams initially described the woman as being “extremely critical” but later reported that she had died.
The man who carried out the infant was not part of the ambush, Williams said, adding the investigation is in its preliminary stages.

Source: One dead, nine officers injured in Phoenix shooting – CNN

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