Phoenix Apartment Shooting: Woman, 2 Children Dead, Police Officer Injured, Suspect Arrested

Kristopher Drake
December 27, 2017

On Monday around 3:45 p.m., police officers responding to a shooting found a 38-year-old woman shot to death outside an apartment complex near Highland Avenue and 16th Street in Phoenix.

The woman was discovered dead outside the apartment, the report said.

Police surrounded the apartment complex as a 45-year-old man, later identified as Anthony Milan Ross, the woman's estranged husband, was barricaded inside one of the apartments with the couple's two children.

After almost six hours, officers spotted the baby dead inside the unit, Howard said.

Police engaged in an nearly seven-hour standoff with the suspect during which an officer was injured but was transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition, New York Daily News reported.

The suspect is in custody. Ross did not appear to be injured. The two children, aged 10 and 11, were also found dead in the apartment. Then, officers tracked the suspect to a specific apartment.


The woman's body was found in a parking lot at the complex Monday.

A second male officer, 34 years old with 11 years of service, fired one shot after entering the apartment.

Residents told The Republic that the shooting occurred in the northeast quadrant of the complex, and that the probable shooter lived in a three-story unit.

Alexander, who was escorted back to her apartment in the Highland Apartment complex in Phoenix, Arizona after spending nearly over five hours outside in a parking lot, told the Arizona Republic, "I'm terrified of who our neighbors are". Like many others, they were out at the time of the apparent shooting and were unable to return home for Christmas. "It's as [expletive] as it can get on Christmas Day". About a half hour later, the standoff ended.

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

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