PD: Phoenix man shoots another man he found in bed with his fiancée

Posted at 12:51 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 21:02:36-04

A Phoenix man is accused of shooting another man that he found in bed with his fiancee.

Court records show that on September 21, police were called to a West Phoenix apartment complex where a man confirmed his suspicions, finding his girlfriend having sex with a man he was having beers with just hours earlier.

Police report that 21-year-old Stanley Mahoney and his fiancee went to the victim's apartment near 35th and Glendale avenues to have beers. The couple then returned to their own apartment.

Later that night the woman returned to the friend's apartment and after about an hour Mahoney went to look for her. When Mahoney arrived at the victim's apartment he reportedly "heard moaning through the door."

Mahoney then allegedly busted into the apartment finding both of them in bed together. As the victim jumped up, Mahoney reportedly shot him in the chest. In the ensuing struggle, the victim was shot two more times suffering graze wounds to his triceps and head.

None of the victim's injuries were life-threatening.

The victim reported to police that he saw Mahoney hitting and strangling his fiancee in the stairwell outside the apartment as he was going downstairs. Mahoney told police he might have hit her when she jumped into the struggle between the two men.

The woman denied being assaulted but did have marks on her neck and face, according to police.

After briefly returning to his apartment Mahoney came back to the scene and waited for police.

He's been charged with aggravated assault and attempted second-degree murder.