MCSO: Gila Bend man shoots and kills brother over dinner argument

MCSO: Gila Bend man shoots and kills brother over dinner argument
Posted at 1:48 PM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 16:48:16-04

A Gila Bend man shot and killed his brother after an argument over who was supposed to cook dinner.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday they were called to a home north of Highway 85 in Gila Bend after a neighbor called saying he saw a dead body in his neighbor’s backyard. 

MCSO said the neighbor knocked on the door and talked with the dead man's brother, 56-year-old Albert Celaya Rodriguez, who was unaware his brother was dead. 

Rodriguez reportedly told MCSO investigators that he and his brother are truck drivers and were exhausted Monday night after working and were both drinking. He said they got into an argument over making dinner and he later saw his brother throw a pot of soup out into the backyard. 

Rodriguez reportedly admitted that after seeing that he "snapped." He said he retrieved a .357 revolver and fired it at the victim until the gun was empty.

He said he saw his brother fall to the ground, but thought he just passed out.

MCSO said they found the gun and the spent shell casings in the home as Rodriguez described. He's being held on second-degree murder charges and was given a $750,000 bond.