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Phoenix-area firefighter dies in off-duty altercation

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PHOENIX — A Phoenix-area firefighter was killed during an off-duty altercation over the weekend, authorities said.

Luke Jones, 37, of the Daisy Mountain Fire Department, died Saturday night, after a fight at a nightclub near 19th and Peoria avenues.

Phoenix Police said Jones’ death was being investigated as a homicide and that he had suffered injuries normally associated with an assault. No other details have been made available.

The fire department said in a Facebook post Jones was a 12-year veteran and was a married father of one child.

The Daisy Mountain Fire Department serves areas just north of Phoenix, including Anthem and New River.

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