Officers in Phoenix engaged in a shootout with a suspect who opened fire inside a home on Sunday night.
The incident occurred in a neighborhood near 39th Avenue and Cactus, prompting a swift response from law enforcement.
Fortunately, no injuries were reported, and the suspect is now in custody.
The police were alerted to the situation around 8:20 p.m.
on May 14, following a 911 call reporting gunshots fired in a backyard.
The caller, who identified the shooter as her son, informed the authorities about the ongoing threat.
When the first officer arrived at the scene, they attempted to communicate with the suspect through the door.
However, the individual emerged from the house wielding a handgun and discharged it into the ground.
Realizing the seriousness of the situation, the officer retreated and sought cover as additional law enforcement personnel arrived.
Shots continued to be fired from inside the residence.
Moments later, the suspect reemerged and aimed their weapon at the police officers.
In response, the officers returned fire, but the suspect managed to escape back into the house briefly.
After a few minutes, the suspect stepped out again but failed to comply with verbal commands.
As a result, a less-lethal 40-millimeter round was deployed, striking the suspect and prompting them to retreat back inside.
Eventually, the individual surrendered and was taken into custody.
Family members, including the initial caller and several children, were also present in the residence during the incident, but thankfully, no harm befell them or the officers involved.
The police are currently investigating the motive behind the suspect’s actions and the circumstances leading up to the shooting.
They are conducting interviews with family members and piecing together the events that unfolded.
Further details regarding the incident are yet to be released.