PHOENIX - Authorities have identified four people who were found dead, including the alleged gunman, in an apparent domestic violence situation turned shooting Tuesday night in Phoenix.
According to Phoenix police, the victims are 51-year-old Carol Sanders, 14-year-old Audra Sanders and 49-year-old Tom Fitzpatrick. The alleged gunman is 53-year-old Michael Sanders.
Phoenix police said Michael Sanders was found dead in an alleyway near 51st Street and Thunderbird Road Tuesday night bringing an hours-long standoff to an end.
Police said they believe the Michael Sanders shot and killed his wife in the backyard of their home. Her body was also set on fire, according to authorities.
The body of the man's teenage daughter was found inside the home, according to police. And the body of another man, Carol Sanders' brother, was found in the driveway in front of the house.
Authorities said the couple had a court appearance Tuesday morning and court documents show that it was related to some sort of protection order.
Police said they believe Carol was moving items out of the home earlier Tuesday when Michael arrived.
Police said Michael was using neighbors to let him know when his wife and daughter arrived at the home to get their belongings.