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VIDEO: Gunman Ambushes Phoenix Police, Opens Fire Through Garage Door

Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix police released bodycam video which shows a gunman ambushing officers on Tuesday night by firing at them through a closed garage door (video below).

The incident began when officers responded to a burglary call at about 7:40 p.m. on Sept. 14 at a home near 35th Avenue and Thunderbird Road, KNXV reported.

The 911 call said that a neighbor had entered his house and locked himself in a bathroom.

But the suspect had left the caller’s house and returned to his own home by the time officers arrived, KNXV reported.

Officers approached the front door of the suspect’s home and tried to talk to him.

Bodycam video showed an officer standing at the front door with other officers behind him on the front walkway when gunfire erupted from inside the garage.

The video showed the gunman fired numerous shots continually in the direction of the police officers over a 10-second period as they fled and took cover behind vehicles.

None of the officers were struck by the gunfire.

Bodycam video showed that five seconds later, as officers reported the shots fired to dispatch, gunfire erupted yet again.

Additional officers responded to the scene and Phoenix police surrounded the house, KNXV reported.

The gunman barricaded himself inside the home, KTVK reported.

Phoenix police posted warnings on social media for people to avoid the area.

Police negotiated with the gunman for hours until he peacefully surrendered in the middle of the night.

Officials have identified the suspect who shot at police as 34-year-old Bryan Judy, KNXV reported.

Judy was arrested and booked into jail on multiple charges that included aggravated assault on officers and discharging a firearm within city limits.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below:

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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