- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police have identified the armed man who officers shot and killed after he allegedly held an estranged girlfriend hostage.

Police spokesman Trent Crump said Sunday that 46-year-old Kevin Thomas Snyder was hit multiple times by an officer who is also a canine handler.

Crump says Snyder entered the victim’s home early Saturday and threatened to shoot himself if she left.

After several hours, she triggered a silent panic button that alerted authorities.

An officer got the victim out of the house and a police dog found the suspect in a shed in another home.

Crump says Snyder shut the door and pointed a handgun at the dog’s handler, who fired several shots.

Police say Snyder also had an active warrant for a probation violation involving aggravated assault.


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