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Shooter allegedly acts in self-defense, kills man in Phoenix

Jun 10, 2023, 8:00 PM | Updated: Jun 12, 2023, 5:11 am

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PHOENIX — A man is dead after he was shot Friday evening in Phoenix by a shooter police said was allegedly acting in self-defense.

Police responded to a call about a shooting around 7:30 p.m. near 16th Street and Thomas Road, the Phoenix Police Department said.

Officers said they found 55-year-old Cal Smith with a gunshot wound.

Smith was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A man at the scene suspected to be involved was detained.

Police said early information suggests the man was acted in self-defense. He was released pending the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Shooter allegedly acts in self-defense, kills man in Phoenix