Man killed, another released as police investigate Phoenix homicide
May 29, 2022, 10:01 AM | Updated: 6:24 pm
(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)
PHOENIX — Police were investigating a homicide that left a 49-year-old man dead in Phoenix on Saturday, authorities said.
Phoenix Police received a call around 6 p.m. Saturday about a man who was shot near the area of 39th and Grover avenues, the Phoenix Police Department said in a press release.
Upon arrival, police found David Standley with gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Police detained a man at the scene who was interviewed by detectives and made a claim of self-defense, authorities said.
Standley was alleged to have been threatening the man with a knife, authorities said.
Based on evidence and witness statements, police released the man and the investigation will be submitted to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for review.
No other information was made available.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.
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