Source: Cristina Laila
Nine police officers were wounded in a 5-hour standoff involving a baby girl at a Phoenix home early Friday morning.
Five officers were shot after arriving to a home on reports that a woman had been shot. Four other officers were wounded by shrapnel or ricocheting bullets.
All nine officers are expected to survive, AP reported.
The first responding officer was ambushed and shot several times as he approached the doorway of the home.
Another man came outside with a baby in a carrier and placed the baby girl on the front porch to lure in more police officers.
As police officers approached the doorway to rescue the baby, more shots were fired
The shooter died inside of the home, however it is unclear how he died.
The Associated Press reported:
A man ambushed a police officer who responded to a call at a Phoenix home early Friday, shooting him several times, then rained more gunfire on other officers who tried to rescue a baby that had been placed outside.
In all, five officers were shot, including four who were wounded while trying to take the baby to safety. Four more officers were injured by shrapnel or ricocheting bullets, Phoenix Police Sgt. Andy Williams said.
All were expected to survive, and the baby was unharmed, police said.
The most seriously injured officer was the first to arrive at the home, around 2:15 a.m., following a report of a woman shot. He was invited inside, Williams said.
“As he approached the doorway, the suspect ambushed him with a gun and shot him several times,” Williams said. “That officer was able to get back and get away to safety.”
Another man later came outside the home holding a baby in a carrier and placed it just outside the front door. He raised his hands to surrender while backing away from the house.