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Posted: 8/28/2004 9:48:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 9:57:51 PM EDT by az-gunner]
Just breaking news. Police responding to a shots fired call, found injured victim. When they entered a suspected apartment, three officers were shot, two fatally. Condolences to the families of the fallen. God speed for injured officer. The shooter is dead but not yet known if self inflicted or LEO. The commander had a difficult time giving the press release. He was genuinely concerned for his men.

Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:50:48 PM EDT

Too bad. I hope they didn't suffer. My daddy was a State Trooper for 25+ years and we lived with the fear of getting that visit from the troop commander.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:52:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 10:33:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 10:36:53 PM EDT by AR-15Fan]
Killed with what will be labled an "Assault Weapon" no doubt... Sucks for them and their families (best wishes to them obviously), and now it can bite us in the ass too, perfect.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 10:45:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 10:47:17 PM EDT by topjimmy]
Weapon type as of yet unreleased. As a matter of fact, all kinds of info still being withheld.

Link Posted: 8/28/2004 11:10:08 PM EDT
thoughts and prays go out to the officers and their familys.

as for the turd, i hope it was a cops bullet that got him!
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 11:33:14 PM EDT
God bless the fallen and their families.

Prayers sent.

- BG
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 9:15:56 AM EDT
Any new information on this shooting?
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 9:22:17 AM EDT

I heard two dead and one wounded.
I hope the third guy pulls through ok.
The shitbag who did it offed himself......fucking coward.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 9:23:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 9:26:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

No, IIRC, they were responding to shots fired.
A spokesman for the dept. said it was a possible ambush.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 9:26:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 9:31:17 AM EDT
Let the fallen officers go through the gates of heaven, Saint Peter.

A speedy recovery for the hurt officer. God Bless!

Prayers for the families of the fallen and the brothers and sisters in arms.

Let God's hand of safety and protection be upon all of us that walk through the valley of the shadow of death. Amen.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 6:39:39 PM EDT
prayer's out to the faimly's of all of the officer's and to damn bad it wasn't one of thier bullit's that killed that turd.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 6:42:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR-15Fan:
Killed with what will be labled an "Assault Weapon" no doubt...

Probubly, since our body armor stops most handgun bullets and shotshells...
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 6:51:13 PM EDT
My thoughts and prayer to the family of the fallen and the wounded. anyone let stryker know yet? he does the officer down list in LEO forums.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 6:52:59 PM EDT
News this evening said it was a semi auto handgun.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 6:54:40 PM EDT
2 cops slain in Phoenix shooting
Another wounded; suspect is dead

Louie Villalobos and Bob Golfen
The Arizona Republic
Aug. 29, 2004 12:00 AM

Two police officers were killed and a third wounded Saturday night by a gunman who was later found dead in a north Phoenix apartment.

The officers have been identified as Eric White, 30, and Jason Wolfe, 27. Both are four-year veterans of the force.

Police have identified the gunman as Douglas M. Tatar, 29. Tatar shot Cide Williams in his Phoenix apartment, prompting police to respond to the scene.

Officer Chris Parese, 26, was also shot and injured in Saturday's siege.

Police said the incident began after the officers responded to a shooting call at the Northern Point Apartments in the 1900 block of W. Las Palmaritas Drive, just north of Northern Avenue.

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Police said that when the officers arrived on the shooting call about 6 p.m., they found a man shot in the chest in the courtyard but did not know who shot him. After leading the injured man to safety, the suspect could not be located, and they began to evacuate residents.

The injured man had apparently been in a confrontation with the gunman, police said.

Police eventually learned where the gunman was located, and eight officers approached an apartment with the gunman inside. They feared more people within were in danger, but later learned the gunman was alone.

Police said the officers kicked down the door and the suspect opened fire, striking three officers.

Officers pulled their injured comrades to safety amid more gunshots from inside the apartment. One officer returned fire into the apartment and apparently struck the gunman, who staggered backwards, Detective Tony Morales said.

Phoenix police officers Eric White, 30, and Jason Wolfe, 27 were killed Saturday night.

Officers sealed off the area and at 8:20 p.m. SWAT teams rushed Apartment 267 after throwing flash grenades inside. They found the gunman dead with a gunshot wound to the head.

Two officers, ages 27 and 30, died at the scene. The third, age 26, was undergoing surgery at a local hospital late Saturday. All were with the department at least four years.

Police did not say what weapons were involved, and it was unclear if the suspect committed suicide or was shot by police. The person whose shooting led to the initial call was in critical condition.

Soon after the officers' shooting, dozens of police converged on the area, supported by a helicopter, a tactical team, a canine unit and emergency personnel. Tear gas was fired into the apartment shortly after 8 p.m. and the incident was over by 8:30.

"This is an extremely tragic situation for the Police Department, for our community and we greatly appreciate the thoughts and prayers of the community at this time for the families and the fellow officers that were involved," said Kim Humphrey, a Phoenix police commander at the scene.

A fourth officer was involved in a traffic accident on the way to the scene. He and passengers in the other vehicle were being treated for injuries late Saturday. The officer was in serious condition and the other driver was in critical condition.

Sergio Bautista was on the driveway of his home across the street from the Northern Point Apartments when he heard the first shot fired.

Then he heard a woman screaming.

A few minutes later, police arrived.

"And then I heard three shots, big shots," Bautista said.

Bautista's wife, Lorraine Guttierrez, couldn't believe what happened.

"We've been here nine years, and it's always been nice. But recently things have been turning bad," she said. "Police killed here - you never figured that would happen in this area."

Hundreds of people, peering from behind yellow tape, stayed out on the streets into the night. Traffic on a stretch of normally busy 19th Avenue was closed, and cars poured into surrounding neighborhoods.

Staff reporters Josh Kelley and Holly Johnson contributed to this article.

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