QUEEN CREEK, AZ - The Pinal County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the suspect involved in killing a 50-year-old San Tan Valley woman.
Sheriff's spokesman Tim Gaffney said Linda Pirelli-Brown was shot multiple times near Chandler Heights and Gantzel Roads around 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
Authorities said Tuesday they need the public's help locating 28-year-old Corey Deandre Allen, who they believe is responsible for shooting and killing Pirelli-Brown.
Allen is described at 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 105 pounds, with black hair (braided) and black eyes. Police believe he may be driving a red 4-door 1999 Oldsmobile with Arizona license plate number AWK5059.
Authorities said they believe Allen knows the victim's family. He is considered to be armed and dangerous.
Gaffney said the victim's daughter got word that Allen was holding her mother hostage and called police.
By the time officers arrived, the woman was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and Allen had fled the scene.
The woman was taken to the hospital where she later died.
Neighbors tell ABC15 that the family only recently moved into the neighborhood. They said other children live at the residence. No one else was home at the time.
"It is sad," said one neighbor who didn't want us to use her name. "The kids have a whole different world today."
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