The shooting happened at the Shadow Tree apartment complex at 3737 W. McDowell Rd. just before 2 p.m.
Phoenix Police Officer James Holmes briefed media and stated officers responded to a residence where a home invasion was taking place. Upon arrival officers found a woman lying face down.
As the officers approached the woman to check on her they were fired upon by a male suspect. Both officers were hit by the gunfire. One officer was struck in the vest and the other officer was struck in the arm.
Officers returned fire on the suspect killing him.
The officers checked the woman and found that she had expired from a gunshot wound prior to their arrival.
The Apartment complex was evacuated as a precautionary measure and the scene is being processed at this time. There are no further suspects wanted at this time.
Bothe officers were taken to a local area hospital to be treated for their injuries but are expected to recover.