PHOENIX — An early Sunday morning shooting in West Phoenix has left one man dead, and a woman in custody, officials said.
Around 3:30 a.m., Phoenix Police Department officers responded to a call that someone had been shot near the 6100 block of N 27th Avenue.
Once there, officers found an adult man, identified as Abdul Cooper, with a gunshot wound. While officers were investigating, Cooper's girlfriend returned to the scene and told police she'd shot him because he was assaulting her.
Officers took the woman into custody and transported Cooper to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries.
Police said the investigation is currently ongoing and detectives are reviewing evidence to determine if the shooting was self-defense.
The woman was released from custody, and the case will go to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office once the investigation is complete.
This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for more updates.
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