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Phoenix police fatally shoot suspect who fired at them

Feb 23, 2023, 6:06 AM | Updated: 10:44 am

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PHOENIX – Police in Phoenix fatally shot a man they said fired at them during a confrontation in a neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

The Phoenix Police Department said officers shot Derin Holmes, 41, around 2:55 p.m. near 23rd and Glendale avenues in the area of Washington High School.

Police said a detective was in the area at about 2 p.m. to investigate a domestic violence assault from earlier in the month.

While there, the detective saw Holmes drive past the victim’s home multiple times. Police said uniformed backup was requested to search for him.

Two officers eventually saw someone who matched the suspect’s description. He jumped a fence into a parking lot, police said.

When the officers tried to make contact with Holmes, he fired at them with a handgun, police said. An officer returned fire and struck him.

Emergency medical personnel with the Phoenix Fire Department arrived and later pronounced Holmes dead.

ABC15 reported the high school briefly went into lockdown.

No other details were made available.

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Phoenix police fatally shoot suspect who fired at them