MCSO: 2 found in burned home were shot first

Posted at 5:41 PM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 20:41:29-04

Court documents released Monday detail what led to the deaths of two men over the weekend in the Surprise area.

Anthony Fimbres, 27, was arrested Sunday afternoon after fire crews and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office found two bodies inside a burned trailer near 152nd Avenue and Jomax.

According to court documents, the two men found dead in a burned trailer were shot first.

Fimbres denied he was in town when deputies arrested him and said he was in Wittmann with his girlfriend at the time of the incident, court papers show.

When officers spoke to Fimbres’ girlfriend, she said he dropped her off at her house then did not return until the next morning. Fimbres also told detectives he did not know any of the people involved.

Detectives spoke with a female witness who said she was at the trailer with Fimbres, George Fimbres, Kendra Jones, Christopher Hernandez, a man who went by “Oso,” and another unidentified person.

“Oso” and the unidentified man were the victims found inside the house.

The witness reportedly told detectives she ran outside when Fimbres grabbed Hernandez and “Oso” and heard 12 gunshots coming from inside.

Court papers said the homeowner then pulled her back inside, and she saw “Oso” and the other victim dead on the floor.

Court documents said the witness saw Hernandez was holding a black pistol and Fimbres had a shotgun. When detectives later stopped Fimbres driving in his Chevrolet Impala, he was in possession of a pistol.

Detectives looked at Fimbres’ phone records, which showed he had been everywhere between Wittmann and Phoenix, although he told officers he had been in Wittmann the entire day.

Fimbres is facing two counts of second-degree murder.

The statement states Hernandez as a co-defendant in the case.