Man Starts Shootout With Police After Admitting He Killed His Own Father

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Man admits to killing father before shootout with SWAT outside Glendale home, documents say – Arizona’s Family

A man called 911 and said he had been stabbed and shot the person who stabbed him. After that, he then locked himself inside the master bedroom.

Officers arrived on the scene after getting a 911 call about someone being stabbed at a family gathering. SWAT reportedly arrived on the scene when the suspect started shooting at officers.

Rafael Vargas-Olvera, 26, is suspected of killing his father and shooting at police at a home in August. Authorities allege that just after 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 25, Vargas-Olvera shot and killed his father, 48-year-old Antonio Vargas-Granados, inside an Arizonan home in Glendale near 69th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. A police K-9 was used to take Vargas-Olvera into custody.

Police were taking cover behind their vehicles when Vargas-Olvera started firing shots at them. One officer returned fire, and Vargas-Olvera went outside through the backyard with a rifle in his hand.

Vargas-Olvera was interviewed by detectives and admitted killing his father while being interviewed. He is facing second-degree murder charges, criminal damage, and disorderly conduct in addition to aggravated assault charges.

Arizona’s high court granted a warrant for Hooper’s execution on Wednesday. The attorney representing Hooper did not immediately respond to a message that was seeking a comment.

 

For more information on this story, please consider the news sources that are listed below to stay in the know.

  1. Man admits to killing father before shootout with SWAT outside Glendale home, documents say  Arizona’s Family
  2. Glendale Police officers shoot suspect accused of killing his father  Fox 10

  3. Arizona has set the date for its third execution of a death row inmate this year  KOLD 13

  4. AZ Supreme Court Schedules Execution For Murray Hooper  Digital News Arizona

  5. Police shoot, critically injure man in Glendale. Investigators found the body of the suspect’s father nearby  12News

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