Triple murder-suicide leaves four dead, including teen

PHOENIX, AZ – A triple murder-suicide rocked Phoenix, Arizona on Monday, causing four fatalities- a woman, two men, and a teenager. According to Phoenix Police, the related killings occurred in separate incidents in North Phoenix.

The incidents commenced around 11 am on December 18 at a business near 27th Avenue and Deer Valley Road, where a man and woman were shot. Sgt. Phil Krynsky of the Phoenix Police reported that, based on witness accounts, an identified suspect came and then left the business premises.

Emergency services provided immediate medical assistance, but the man died on the scene, while his female companion succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. The investigation, which started immediately on the premises, led officers to 23rd Avenue and Utopia Road, where they spotted the suspect’s car parked on a driveway.

After they obtained a search warrant, police entered the home and discovered both the suspect and a teenager inside. They were both found deceased alongside a dead dog. Investigators have concluded that the suspect ended his own life.

The woman killed is thought to be the wife of the suspect. Despite being married, they were reportedly encountering marital difficulties and had initiated a separation process. Police have not yet clarified the identity and connection of the teenager and other man to the woman and presumed suspect.

Describing the incident as something that “shocks the core,” Sgt. Phil Krynsky extended sympathies towards the loved ones involved and commitment towards the ongoing investigation. This tragic incident reportedly makes the holiday season even “more difficult.”

Official names linked to the case have not been disclosed, and no further information is presently available.