Woman says she was being assaulted by her boyfriend when she shot and killed him, Phoenix Police say

A woman who says she was being abused by her boyfriend shot him, and he died at the hospital soon after, Phoenix Police said on June 19.

The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m., at an apartment complex near Bethany Home Road and 27th Avenue, police said.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found that 47-year-old Abdul Cooper had been shot. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

A woman at the scene told police that she shot Cooper after he assaulted her. She was detained but has since been released from custody.

Police say the case will be forwarded to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office once their investigation is complete.