Phoenix Police Commander Killed, Two Officers Wounded
PHOENIX — A Phoenix police commander was killed and two other officers were injured Sunday night after they were shot during a domestic violence incident in the North Valley.
Commander Greg Carnicle was shot after police responded to the scene near 40th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Road around 7 p.m.
The suspect, who was barricaded inside a home nearby, was shot and killed late Sunday night, sources tell ABC15.
One of the other officers, Marissa Dowhan, is out of surgery and is expected to be okay, police say. The other officer, Alicia Hubert, was shot in the lower extremities and is expected to recover.
Critical Incident: With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of a Phx PD Commander. Greg Carnicle was shot at the scene of a domestic violence call. Two other officers also shot at 40th Drive and Pinnacle Peak. The two officers are expected to recover. RIP Cmdr Carnicle.
Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said at a Sunday night press conference that the incident began when officers arrived for calls reporting a dispute between roommates. When officers arrived, they started speaking with one of the roommates, who was not being cooperative and opened fire on the three officers.
Police say Commander Carnicle was a 31-year veteran of the force and was just months away from retiring. He was married with a wife and four adult children.
During his career, he held positions throughout the department, including the special assignments unit, K9 unit, and he most recently oversaw all evening and weekend patrol operations.
“Tonight we lost a true hero,” said Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams. “To be able to stand here today and say that one of my good friends is lost is troubling.”
Video from the scene on Sunday night showed numerous police units in the area as crews continued to deal with the active situation.
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