The Latest: Phoenix police arrest 2nd suspect in standoff
Jun. 11, 2018
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a standoff between Phoenix police and robbery suspects (all times local):
Phoenix police say officers have arrested a second armed robbery suspect who holed up in a residence that later caught fire and have determined that there was no third suspect inside the home as they initially believed
Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said Monday that the second man was taken into custody with the help of a police dog who bit the suspect.
She says the standoff at the home had continued after he lied to officers and said there was a third man inside. It ended two hours later when officers discovered the lie.
The first suspect arrested during the standoff that began around midday Sunday was identified as 37-year-old Kenny Keyes.
The second suspect is a 26-year-old man whose identification is being withheld until he is formally booked.
Phoenix police said they've arrested an armed robbery suspect who surrendered, but another still may be in a house that caught fire after officers who had them surrounded were repeatedly shot at.
Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said no officers were injured after police tracked the suspects from a store Sunday to the home. The men refused to come out and the standoff continued for hours.
She said weapons were repeatedly fired from the home. Authorities responded with tear gas. One suspect finally surrendered. The house then caught fire. Because of the danger, police officers handled the fire hoses to spray the house down, but they couldn't go inside.
"The scene is still very active," Fortune said early Monday. "The house is still smoldering, there is still a danger to officers."