Man named in killing of estranged wife, 2 kids in Arizona

Marie Harrington
December 27, 2017

Phoenix police said that the suspect, who has now been taken into custody, got into nearly a seven-hour standoff with police, which led to a police officer being hurt and the gunman also barricaded himself inside the apartment.

Police were called to the scene Monday afternoon on a report of a shooting and found a woman dead outside.

Ross surrendered to officers Monday night after the killings and a subsequent shootout with police at an apartment complex. After arriving, they found a woman with gunshot wounds. She had already been shot and killed.

The officer who shot the suspect with his gun is 28 years old and has been with the Phoenix Police Department for about eight months. Police have not yet declared or explained how the children died.

Several hours later, Howard says the man began shooting at officers.

Stay with abc15.com for updates. Police were investigating the shooting that they described as a domestic violence incident.

Power was cut to the complex about 7:30 p.m., and residents near the gunman's apartment were escorted out by police SWAT team members.

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After a brief exchange of gunfire, police were able to secure the area and take the suspect into custody.

Officers then made their way into the apartment and discovered the two children, who were also murdered by the suspect. Phoenix police had not yet released the identity of the woman or the children at midday.

He didn't say how many times the suspect was shot. 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.

Officers said Tuesday that 45-year-old Anthony Ross has been arrested in the Christmas Day shootings.

"I'm terrified of who our neighbors are", resident Kristen Alexander said.

"It's beyond insane", resident Gibson Daoud said.

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