Scottsdale domestic violence call ends with one dead

On Sunday, June 21, around 4:30 p.m. Scottsdale police responded to a domestic violence call that later included the SWAT team and the evacuation of six homes.

In the late afternoon, a female residence and 12-year-old son were approached by the woman’s ex-husband near their carport while he was carrying a long gun.

According to a press release, he began to argue with the woman before her and her son fled to a neighbor’s home.

The woman did hear her ex-husband fire one shot from the gun but she nor her son were hit, according to the release. The ex-husband then entered the original home where he fired several more rounds from the gun.

According to the press release, the ex-husband also tried to start the house on fire but the sprinklers in the home extinguished the flames.

Scottsdale officers surrounded the home and the SWAT team was called to the scene, according to the release.

Fifteen residents from six surrounding homes were evacuated during this incident.  At 9:20 p.m., the ex-husband was located deceased inside the home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Evacuated residents were permitted to return to their homes and the investigation is on-going.

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