Man, woman found dead following shooting near 43rd Avenue and Camelback Road

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Posted at 11:05 AM, Jan 19, 2021

A man and woman were found dead Tuesday at an apartment complex in Phoenix, apparently the result of a violent argument, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

Phoenix police responded to the apartment complex, near 43th Avenue and Camelback Road, around 9 a.m., a spokesperson said. Once there, officers found 33-year-old Desiree Colter and 43-year-old John Parker dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

The investigation revealed that Colter and Park were in a relationship and that the two were in an argument, which at some point became physical, police said.

Police said Parker shot Colter, who died from her injuries, and then took his own life.

If you're in a domestic violence situation and need help, there are resources on the Phoenix Police Department website, here. You can also contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-800-799-7233.

If you're thinking of suicide or know someone who is, help is available. You can contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255, or, if in Arizona, the Arizona Teen Lifeline, 602-248-8336.