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Phoenix man accused of fatally shooting a neighbor

PHOENIX — A man is in custody after he allegedly fatally shot his neighbor
in east Phoenix and then barricaded himself in his townhome for hours.

Phoenix police said the shooting occurred around noon Friday and stemmed from a
longstanding dispute between the men.

Three schools had to be placed on lockdown while police searched for the

Once authorities learned that the man had locked himself in his home, they
released the lockdown on the schools.

After more than six hours of negotiations, police said the suspect was arrested
and taken away in handcuffs.

His name hasn’t been released and neither has the identity of the dead man.

Police said the shooting suspect may have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.


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