Man found dead in Phoenix standoff was accused of killing wife at Fort Bragg

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Jason Earl Armstrong Jr.

PHOENIX — A suspect who was found dead after a standoff with the FBI and Phoenix police Wednesday afternoon has been identified as a man accused of killing his wife at Fort Bragg, according to KPHO.

The standoff ended when Jason Earl Armstrong Jr., 27, was found dead at a Phoenix apartment complex.

Armstrong was spotted and ran from authorities into an apartment located near 35th Avenue and Indian School Road around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Phoenix police said.

Armstrong was wanted for homicide in another state, police said. He was accused of killing his wife, Iris, in their home on the Fort Bragg Army Base in North Carolina on July 1. The FBI had previously said that Armstrong had ties to the Phoenix area.

Video from our news chopper showed police going through an apartment complex and converging on a specific building.

The FBI and the Phoenix Police Special Assignments Unit negotiated with the suspect for hours.

Some residents at the apartment complex were evacuated for their safety, police said.

Officers found Armstrong unresponsive with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death.