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Phoenix police report they shot and killed a man stabbing women in a house. Two women were stabbed and one of them died.
Phoenix Police Department Press Release
Critical Incident Briefing – March 6, 2023 – 41st Dr. & Alta Vista Rd.
MARCH 20, 2023 12:00 AM
WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.
The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on March 6, 2023.
This incident occurred at a home in the area of 4100 W. Alta Vista Rd. when Phoenix Police received multiple calls about people being stabbed.
The first two officers on scene could see an elderly woman on the ground in front of the house with injuries. As they made their way to the doorway, the suspect could be seen holding two knives, one in each hand while kneeling closely behind a woman who was suffering obvious injuries. Several police commands were given to the suspect. The suspect did not comply with the commands and continued to assault the woman. That is when the officer fired his rifle striking the man.
Shortly after the shooting, an officer moved the injured elderly victim away from the front of the house. She was later transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The officer returned to remove the second injured woman from inside the home. She was transported to the hospital where she died from her injuries.
Additional officers arrived on scene, entered the house, and detained the suspect. Both knives he was holding were found near the suspect. Officers ensured there were no other victims inside the home. The suspect was pronounced deceased on scene.
Additional knives were seized from the home as evidence.
The officer involved in this incident is assigned to the Maryvale Estrella Mountain Precinct and has approximately 7 years of service with the department.
Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
Public records law requires redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. That is why you may see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.