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Buckeye police officers cleared in shooting case of William Ferguson

A review board of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has cleared two Buckeye police officers in a shooting case last year.

William Ferguson

Buckeye police on Thursday released body camera footage of the June 25 shootout with a heavily armed man who eventually killed himself.

The footage had been withheld until the county attorney’s office completed its independent review of the shooting.

Two police officers went to a Buckeye home after family members said 30-year-old William Ferguson had fatally shot his wife.


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Police say Ferguson began shooting at the officers with an assault rifle with bullets breaking a window of the patrol vehicle.

Authorities say Ferguson suffered a shoulder wound in the shootout and took his own life.

Police entered the home and found 36-year-old Breanne Ferguson dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

The original incident happened June 25th, 2016.

Two people are dead after a Buckeye man allegedly killed his wife and then shot at police outside their home at Southern and 238th avenues, officials said.

The man died during the shootout with police, said Officer Dan Hoffmeister, a spokesman with the Buckeye Police Department.

The caller told police that Bill may have killed his wife and that two children were also in the house, Hoffmeister said.

When officers arrived, Bill allegedly started shooting at them from inside a vehicle, striking several police cars and nearby houses, Hoffmeister said.

Bill was found dead inside the vehicle, but it’s unclear yet if he was shot by police.

Names of the officers involved will not be released at this time, Hoffmeister said.