On Friday, the Phoenix Police Department has released a critical incident briefing video concerning the facts of an officer involved shooting, which occurred on August 28th, 2022, in the area of 2600 West Deer Valley Road.
The suspect was identified as 24-year-old Isaiah Steven Williams.
Two Phoenix police officers were injured and three people, including Williams, were killed during a shooting outside a north Phoenix hotel. Officers responded to reports of a shooting at the Days Inn near 26th Avenue and Deer Valley Road around 8:45 p.m., just west of Interstate 17.
As officers arrived in the area, Williams armed with a semi-automatic rifle and wearing tactical gear, immediately opened fire on several fully marked patrol SUV’s. Four patrol cars were riddled with bullets. One officer was struck by a bullet in the shoulder, a second officer was hit by shrapnel in multiple places including the face.
Surveillance video from nearby businesses shows Williams leaving a room at a motel in the area and going on a shooting spree. Williams is seen firing his rifle into the motel then turning the rifle on a car pulling into the parking lot. Two people inside that car died on the scene from gunshot wounds.
Williams is also seen throwing a Molotov cocktail at a restaurant window. It did not ignite. It was about that time that officers began to arrive and were met with gunfire.
Surveillance video shows Williams making his way through the parking lot and then falling to the ground.
Three other innocent bystanders in various locations around the shooting scene were injured by flying gunfire. All three wounded victims were treated at local hospitals and released.
After the shooting, Williams was found to have a single gunshot wound to the head, which police say is consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.