Two men are dead and a Phoenix police officer is injured after a homicide Friday night followed by another shooting early Saturday morning.
Phoenix police responded to a shooting Friday night around 8:30 near 75th Drive and Camelback.
When they arrived they found 48 year-old Martin Lopez Meza laying in the driveway of his home with several gunshots.
He was transported to the hospital where he later died.
"As the officers are on the scene and they're gathering this information they're able to find out that the suspect in this investigation was known to the victim and the victims family," said Phoenix police officer James Holmes.
They tracked down that suspect, 38-year-old Ruben Strand, to his home near 43rd Avenue and Indian School.
Police obtained a search warrant and went inside.
"They entered the bedroom, when they entered the bedroom the suspect came out of the closet with a knife. At that point he cut the lead officer that was going into the room."
Police say that lead officer, who is 35 years old and has served on the department for 14 years, was cut on his hand by Strand.
"The suspect has been pronounced deceased here at the apartment complex."
The officer suffered injuries to his hand and was taken to the hospital for stitches. He was released and expected to be fine.