Tempe police say 2 officers shot; suspect dies

Published 10-30-2018

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say two Tempe police officers have been shot and hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries and the suspected gunman has died.

Police say the shooting occurred about 3 p.m. Monday in a neighborhood near Kiwanis Park after the officers responded to a domestic violence situation.

They say a suspect fired shots at both female officers, who were forced to retreat and return fire.

Police believe the shooter was struck by at least one bullet before fleeing the residence.

The shooter was later found dead, but police say it's unclear if it was self-inflicted.

Police say both officers were shot in the upper extremities, but were protected by bullet-proof vests.

One officer was shot three times.

Police didn't immediately release the names of the injured officers or the suspect.

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