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Off-duty Ariz. firefighter dies after altercation

Luke Jones, 37, was transported to a hospital with critical injuries after an altercation near a nightclub


By FireRescue1 Staff

PHOENIX — An off-duty firefighter died after an altercation Saturday evening. 

The Daisy Mountain Fire Department reported the death of firefighter Luke Jones, 37, in a press release Sunday. 

Jones was transported to a hospital with critical injuries after an altercation near a nightclub; he later died at the hospital, reported 12 News

Phoenix police said they are handling Jones’ death as a homicide. 

Jones, a 12-year veteran, leaves behind a wife and daughter.

“On behalf of Luke’s immediate and fire department family, we ask that you keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Especially for those who still must respond to emergencies while grieving for our loss,” Daisy Mountain Fire Chief Daniel Jarrett said. 

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