Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- A man is in custody after he allegedly fatally shot his neighbor in east Phoenix and then barricaded himself in his townhome for hours.

Phoenix police said the shooting occurred around noon Friday and stemmed from a longstanding dispute between the men.

Three schools had to be placed on lockdown while police searched for the suspect.

Once authorities learned that the man had locked himself in his home, they released the lockdown on the schools.

After more than six hours of negotiations, police said the suspect was arrested and taken away in handcuffs.

His name hasn't been released and neither has the identity of the dead man.

Police said the shooting suspect may have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company

    SCF Arizona has a new name. They are now CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company.
  • Taylor Morrison

    World Class People. World Class Company. We are a national home builder committed to building homes inspired by you.
  • Go Daddy

    World Class People. World Class Company. Go Daddy is a Fortune 100 "Best Companies to Work For."
  • Avnet

    World Class People. World Class Company. Here's information on a Fortune 500 company from Arizona.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Working For Arizona

    The business and economics of Arizona at the start of 2014 and looking forward.
  • Arizonans In Need

    Putting a focus on charities and organizations who provide help and/or need your help to fulfill their missions.