PHOENIX — Police say a couple was found dead at a Phoenix home after an apparent murder-suicide Saturday morning.
At about 12:30 a.m., officers responded to a call near 17th Avenue and Loop 202 South Mountain after a man reported he had just shot his wife and was going to shoot himself.
Officers arrived at the scene and tried to negotiate with anyone inside the home.
After several hours, officers entered the home and found two people, identified as 51-year-old Daniel Chacon and 50-year-old Christina Becerra, who were pronounced dead.
Police learned Chacon and Becerra were married and lived together.
A preliminary investigation revealed Chacon had shot Becerra and then himself, police said.
Police now confirming a husband shot his wife here before taking his own life. They say he had no prior incidents with Phoenix PD. Officers reminding people it is domestic violence awareness month and this is one of several DV homicides we’ve seen in the valley recently— Amelia Fabiano ABC15 (@AmeliaFabianoTV) October 9, 2021
Authorities are reminding the community that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month as this is one of the latest incidents reported in the Valley.