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Five Phoenix police officers shot, three others wounded by shrapnel

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(PHOENIX) — Five Phoenix police officers were shot during an early morning barricade situation at a house, the department said.

Phoenix police said they were called to a home where a woman was reported shot.

When an officer approached to help, the suspect immediately opened fire, striking the officer multiple times, police said. That officer was able to get away to safety, police said.

Then a man came out of the house holding a baby, police said. The man put the baby on the ground and walked to police where he was detained.

When officers went to bring the baby to safety, the suspect again opened fire from inside the house, hitting four more officers, police said.

The suspect then barricaded himself in the home, police said. Once the scene was secured police said they found the suspect dead inside.

The woman who was the first reported to be shot was found critically hurt inside the home, police said.

Besides the five officers shot, at least three other officers were injured by bullet shrapnel, police said.

The conditions of the five officers shot were not immediately clear. Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams told reporters, “One of them is seriously hurt but is on the road to recovery.”

The baby appears to be OK, police added.

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