Police Officer, Two Suspects Killed in Phoenix Shootout
July 29, 2010 - 5:11 AMPolice did not disclose details of the drug bust or what triggered the shootout at a south Phoenix home.
Two other officers were wounded in the gun battle Wednesday night, with one in critical condition at a Phoenix hospital and the other in stable condition.
The names of the three officers, all from the Chandler Police Department, were being withheld until their families were notified, authorities said.
Police did not disclose details of the drug bust or what triggered the shootout at a south Phoenix home.
The suspects who died were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Two others were hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries and two more were detained and being questioned.
TV news helicopters showed the three officers being taken out of the home on stretchers about 7 p.m. Wednesday. The officer who died was pronounced dead at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.
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