Suspect shot, killed by police in Goodyear

Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Goodyear that left a suspect dead and a man critically injured.

Goodyear Police say the incident began just after 1:30 a.m. after officers responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment complex near Centerra and Estrella Parkway.

When police got to the scene, they found a man who had been shot. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The armed suspect fled the apartment complex on foot. He was seen by officers walking toward an occupied car near 152nd Drive and Van Buren.

"He did not comply with commands to stop and drop the gun and at that time, one officer fired their duty weapon," Goodyear Police spokeswoman Lisa Berry said.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as 29-year-old James Dopson. No officers were hurt.

The motive for the initial shooting call at the apartment complex remains under investigation, however, police say it is "domestic in nature."

Van Buren between Bullard and Estrella Parkway was closed for several hours due to the investigation.

Police are asking anyone who saw or was in a silver passenger car at 152nd Drive and Van Buren at 1:45 a.m. Jan. 30 to call the Buckeye Police tipline at 623-349-6411.

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