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.
Phoenix Police are in the area of 35th Avenue and Acoma Drive for a man who shot through a garage door toward officers on the other side. No one was struck. The man is now holed up inside the home, alone. Officers are attempting negotiations. Stay inside, away from the area. pic.twitter.com/ljlkLRDikc
— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) September 15, 2021
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:
🚨SHOTS FIRED ➡️ Last night, @PhoenixPolice officers were ambushed while they were attempting to talk to a man who was the subject of a 911 call. The man opened fire through his closed garage door. Thankfully, no one was injured. pic.twitter.com/4PyfqsU8kO
— National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) (@GLFOP) September 15, 2021