Mother, 2 children killed in Christmas standoff in Phoenix

27 December, 2017, 02:19 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • PD: Suspect kills woman, 2 children; gets into shootout with police at Phoenix apartment complex

Police say a man shot and killed a woman and two children at an apartment complex in Phoenix before getting into a shootout with officers.

The suspect barricaded himself inside one of the apartment complexes, and after a few hours, began shooting at the officers, ABC 15 Arizona reported.

Police responding to a report of gunfire arrived at the Phoenix apartment complex where the shooting had taken place to find the body of Ross' estranged wife, 38-year-old Iris Ross, outside.

Maricopa County Superior Court records filed Tuesday show Anthony Milan Ross, 45, was also charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault and assault against a police officer in the Monday afternoon mayhem. The girl was found dead in the apartment. She had already been shot and killed. Officers discovered two children inside the unit, ages 11 and 10 months, deceased. Police have not yet declared or explained how the children died. He wasn't hurt. An officer was injured by shrapnel and hospitalized in stable condition.

Stay with abc15.com for updates. Police say this appears to be a domestic dispute turned deadly.

The situation was said to have resolved around 11 p.m. EST.


Police were able to secure the area and take the suspect into custody after a brief exchange of fire, the station reported.

Officers managed to get into the apartment and apprehend the suspect, Howard said.

The names of the woman and children haven't been released. Howard said police did not yet know the motive for the killings. During the standoff and until the issue had been resolved, numerous people waited in parked cars across the street near the apartment complex for several hours.

Woman shot in the head in Christmas Day shooting in South Richmond.

"I'm terrified of who our neighbors are", said Alexander, who, with her lab, got a police escort back to her apartment.

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