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2 brothers found dead inside vehicle in apparent murder-suicide in Chandler

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Posted at 12:39 PM, Jan 31, 2021

CHANDLER, AZ — Two men were found dead inside a vehicle with gunshot wounds near McQueen and Germann roads in Chandler Sunday morning.

According to Chandler police, officers responded to a welfare check at an apartment complex near McQueen and Germann roads around 10 a.m. Sunday.

Officers arrived at the scene and found two men who were dead inside a vehicle with gunshot wounds.

The men were later identified as 21-year-old Layton Eskeets and his 17-year-old brother.

Investigators say the 17-year-old was in town visiting Eskeets when the two got into an altercation at his apartment complex. According to police, Eskeets then allegedly shot and killed his brother before turning the gun on himself.

Police say a gun was recovered from the vehicle following the incident.