Phoenix police release man involved in fatal self-defense shooting

Phoenix police.
Phoenix police.

Phoenix homicide detectives were investigating the shooting death of a man in his home located near 41st Drive and Glendale Road on Friday.   

Phoenix officers responded to a shooting call at a house just after 9 a.m. When officers got to the scene, they saw a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, police said.

The victim was assessed on scene by Phoenix Fire Department personnel and did not survive his injuries, according to Sgt. Brian Bower, a spokesperson for Phoenix Police Department.

"While on scene officers contacted a second man who acknowledged his involvement in the shooting and was detained for further investigation," Bower said.

Phoenix homicide detectives responded and took over the investigation. While speaking with the detained man, he provided a self-defense statement to detectives and was released from police custody.

This investigation will be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for any charging.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Phoenix police detain, then release man in fatal self-defense shooting