Suspect who shot at officers in custody after standoff at north Phoenix neighborhood

Police said the suspect is in custody.
Police said the suspect is in custody.(Arizona's Family)
Published: May. 24, 2022 at 4:28 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — A gunman is in custody after he was involved in a shootout with police officers and started an hours-long standoff in a north Phoenix neighborhood. Phoenix Police Sgt. Andy Williams said the incident with the man started at 3 p.m. in the area of 32nd Street and Rosemonte Drive, which is just north of Union Hills Drive. Williams didn’t give any other details but said around 4 p.m., the suspect fired at officers, and they returned fire. No one was hit. He then went into a house, which didn’t belong to him, and wouldn’t come out.

Around 7 p.m., Phoenix police tweeted that the suspect was in custody. Williams said no one was injured in the incident. Aerial video shows dozens of police cars and SUVs in the neighborhood. Video from Arizona’s Family news chopper showed several armored SWAT SUVs and the home’s garage door bashed in. Some windows were broken, too.

32nd Street will be closed “for the foreseeable future,” Williams said. Rosemonte Drive is also shut down while police investigate. This is the 32nd officer-involved shooting in the Valley in 2022 and the 39th overall in the state.