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Suspect killed in Phoenix shooting that injured officers

November 4, 2019 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say the suspect in a shooting that injured three people including a Phoenix police officer was killed in the incident.

Police released more details Monday about the Saturday night shooting that resulted in 32-year-old suspect Michael Austin dying at the scene.

They say the incident began when police responded to a call about a family fight, but were sent away.

Officers returned four hours later after a second call about a suspect threatening to shoot family members.

Police say officers encountered gunfire and a SWAT team initiated contact.

After several hours, officers tried to rescue victims and more gunfire erupted.

A 36-year-old male officer, a two women ages 38 and 69 were shot.

A second officer was bitten by a police dog.

All four remained in stable condition Monday.