5 Police Officers, 1 Woman Hurt In Phoenix Standoff With Barricaded Suspect

Five Police Officers, One Woman Hurt In Phoenix Standoff With Barricaded Suspect

After a shootout at a standoff in Phoenix, Arizona, police say five police officers were hospitalized and a woman was critically injured.

During a news conference, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said officers were dispatched to an address following a 911 call that reported a shooting.

Despite the residence being occupied, Williams said, there was a baby outside in a carrier.

Four more officers were injured when someone inside the home fired shots at officers who reached for the baby to move it away from the home he said.

The conditions of the officers have not been disclosed by police.

Williams said the baby appeared to be OK and that it is unclear how the woman was injured or whether she played any role in the incident.

An additional person had been injured during the incident as well, according to the police.

The police department reported that one person as well as several officers were injured.

“Scene is active. Please stay away for your safety,” Phoenix police warned the public via tweet at around 3 a.m. local time (5 a.m. ET).

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