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Police: Four dead, including suspect, after hostage situation in Phoenix

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PHOENIX, Ariz. — A hostage situation ended tragically in Phoenix, Arizona, with four deaths, including the suspect.

Phoenix Police said they responded after shots were fired in a single-family home in North East Phoenix.

It happened around 4 p.m.

When they arrived they found one person dead in the driveway of the house, according to Public Information Officer Trent Crump.

Police say a woman, believed to be the suspect’s wife or former wife, was found burned in the yard of the house.

A teenage girl was found killed inside the house.

The suspect was found dead in an alley near the house, police said.

Police said the incident might have stemmed from an effort by the occupants of the house to get a protective order against the suspect earlier in the day.