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PD: Woman allegedly shoots, kills boyfriend at Goodyear apartment complex

Goodyear Police Department
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Posted at 9:36 AM, May 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-01 18:02:51-04

GOODYEAR, AZ — Police arrested a woman on suspicion of murder after she allegedly shot and killed her boyfriend at an apartment complex in Goodyear early Saturday.

The Goodyear Police Department said around 6 a.m., officers responded to a report of a man who was shot at a home near McDowell Road and Pebble Creek Parkway.

Officers arrived at the scene and found a man with a gunshot wound to his chest just outside of an apartment.

He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Officers said they located the girlfriend of the victim, later identified as 29-year-old Whitney Castleberry and her relative at the apartment.

The relative told authorities she was visiting Castleberry, who got into an argument with her boyfriend and reportedly accused him of cheating.

The victim was outside of the apartment when the argument began.

Police said the relative reported that Castleberry then came out of the bedroom holding a firearm in her hand.

As the couple continued to argue, the victim was banging the front door.

The relative said as the victim was banging on the front door, she heard a loud pop. She then checked through the peephole and saw the victim leaning against the wall holding his stomach.

After the relative opened the door, police said Castleberry came out of the door and immediately began CPR on her boyfriend.

Investigators said there was no apparent damage to the door on the outside and no threats were ever heard during the incident, according to the relative.

Castleberry was later taken to jail and booked for several felony charges that include second-degree homicide, unlawful discharge of a firearm and disorderly conduct.