Man arrested in killings of 2 kids, estranged wife

Associated Press

Phoenix — Phoenix police have identified the man suspected of killing his estranged wife and their two children.

Officers said Tuesday that 45-year-old Anthony Ross has been arrested in the Christmas Day shootings.

Ross surrendered to officers Monday night after the killings and a subsequent shootout with police at an apartment complex. He wasn’t hurt. An officer was injured by shrapnel and hospitalized in stable condition.

Officers found the wife dead outside and later discovered the bodies of a 10-month-old girl and an 11-year-old boy inside the apartment. Authorities say Ross barricaded himself there while he negotiated with police.

The names of the woman and children haven’t been released.

It’s unclear if Ross has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf.

Police on Tuesday were still investigating the shooting that they described as a domestic violence incident. Police said the Ross was visiting Phoenix for the holidays.

“It’s kind of crazy, just because it’s supposed to be a holiday for your family and getting together,” Sierra Scott, whose mother lives at the apartment complex, told Phoenix news station KSAZ-TV.