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2 police officers attacked with machete; suspect killed

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A domestic violence call ends with two Phoenix police officers injured and a suspect dead.

Just before midnight, officers responded to a call about a fight at an apartment complex near 59th Avenue and Roosevelt.

When they arrived at the scene, they spoke to a woman who said her roommate was inside fighting with her ex-boyfriend and four children were inside -- and she climbed out the window out of fear.

Police the man was hiding in a bathroom in an apartment and attacked the officers with a machete as they checked the welfare of a woman and four children.

The man, who was later identified as 35-year-old Tobias J. Torres, was fatally wounded when the officers shot him as they retreated.

"We have two officers that were injured this morning.. one of our officers received a laceration to his forearm.. another one has a laceration to his hand," said Sgt. Trent Crump. 

Officers did find several knives and marijuana at the scene.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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