Pima County Sheriff's Department

1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 351-4600
In the event of an emergency, dial 911.

Press Release

Double Homicide/Attempted Suicide

Sent on 12/23/2015 11:58:40 PM

Just before 7 p.m. today, Rincon District deputies responded to the 5700 block of North Kolb Road in reference to a check welfare call. A mother called 911 and said she received a threatening phone call from her estranged husband who had their two daughters with him. Deputies arrived on scene and attempted to talk to a male inside the residence from outside the front door. Soon after, deputies heard one gun shot and they forced entry into the home. Inside, they found the father and two daughters, all with gun shot wounds. Deputies immediately began life-saving measures. The five-year-old girl, was transported to Banner University Medical Center, but succumed to her injuries, and was pronounced deceased. The seven-year-old girl was pronounced deceased at the scene. The father was also transported to the hospital, he is currently on life support. No deputies were injured during the incident. The Homicide Unit has taken over the investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family in light of this terrible tragedy.


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