PD: Children, woman shot and killed in Phoenix apartment

Police said they tried using a gun that shot beanbags on the suspect but it didn't work

A woman and her two children are dead and a police officer injured after a Christmas day shooting in Arizona.

The shooting happened Sunday afternoon after police responded to a call about a man who was acting irrationally.

Officers then discovered that the suspect had barricaded himself inside an apartment with two children, ages 11 and 10 months, who he later shot dead.

After a brief exchange of gunfire, police were able to secure the area and take the suspect into custody. The identities of the woman and children are being withheld pending family notification.

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Police arrived around 3:45 p.m. Monday and witnesses said they believed Ross was inside his apartment with his two children.

Howard said the gunman is not a Phoenix resident and that officers did not have a clear motive for the killings.

Police engaged in an nearly seven-hour standoff with the suspect during which an officer was injured but was transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition, New York Daily News reported. Police were investigating the shooting that they described as a domestic violence incident.

Several residents waited in parked cars across the street for hours until police resolved the incident. "It's eerie. I feel bad for whoever is going through this", Alexander told AZFamily.com. It remains unclear as to whether or not Ross has a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

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