The Latest: Gunshots fired through door as police approach
Jun. 14, 2018
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on gunfire involving Phoenix police (all times local):
Phoenix police say gunshots were fired through a closed door at police officers approaching a home to serve a search warrant in a drug investigation but that no suspects or officers were injured.
Sgt. Mercedes Fortune says eight people inside the home came out and were taken into custody following the gunfire, which she said included one gunshot by an officer returning fire during the Thursday morning incident.
Fortune says the officer fired the shot to let people inside the home know that police were present and to give police an opportunity to retreat and regroup in the face of the shots fired through the door.
Fortune says bullet shrapnel or other debris struck some officers but they were wearing protective vests and not injured.
The incident occurred in a neighborhood near South 23rd Avenue and West Roeser Road.
Phoenix police say there's been a shooting involving at least one officer but that no officers or suspects were injured.
Police did not immediately release additional information about the Thursday morning incident.
Two police armored vehicles are in front of a home in a south Phoenix neighborhood where the incident occurred and where are numerous other police vehicles.
The home is near South 23rd Avenue and West Southern Avenue.