Police: Woman fired at officers who shot back, killing her

July 7, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — Tempe Police says its officers returned fire when a 33-year-old woman shot at them, killing her during a confrontation involving a stolen vehicle on Thursday night.

Phoenix Police Department Sgt. Tommy Thompson said Friday that the woman has been identified as Sylvia Marie Bejarano,

Detective Lily Duran says no officers were injured in the exchange of gunfire.

Duran says the incident began at a hotel were police first confronted a couple who drove off in a stolen vehicle.

The shooting then occurred in Phoenix where Duran says the woman got out of the vehicle and fired at officers, striking a police vehicle.

The man with Bejarano was identified by police as 45-year-old Jose Manuel Gonzales. He was being held Friday in the Maricopa County jail system.

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