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PD: Two people shot, killed in Surprise near Litchfield and Waddell

Posted at 11:05 AM, Dec 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-29 16:41:21-05

SURPRISE, AZ — Surprise police are conducting a death investigation after two people were shot and killed late Friday night.

According to Surprise police, they received a call for a welfare check around 11:45 p.m. Friday at AMC movie theater located near Litchfield and Waddell roads.

A witness told police he reportedly saw a man force a woman into a vehicle outside of the movie theater.

When officers arrived on scene, they saw a vehicle leaving the area heading into a neighborhood north of the AMC.

Surprise police say when they found the vehicle in the adjacent neighborhood, they found a man and a woman in the car with gunshot wounds.

Though life saving measures were performed, the man and woman died on the scene, according to police.

Detectives identified the deceased as 21-year-old Jafar Tigue from El Mirage and 18-year-old Faith Villanueva from Surprise. According to Surprise police, Tigue and Villanueva had been in a relationship in the past.

No suspects are outstanding, but Surprise police are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact them at (623) 222.4000; 623.222.TIPS (8477); or by email at