By Associated Press - Monday, September 15, 2014

SUNSITES, Ariz. (AP) - Cochise County authorities say a man has been fatally shot after he allegedly broke into a house where his estranged wife and children were living.

They say the shooting occurred about 5:30 a.m. Monday in Sunsites, which is an unincorporated community in the county.

Authorities identified the dead man as 26-year-old Gary Tucker of Cochise.

County sheriff’s officials say a man called to report that he had shot an intruder.

Authorities say Tucker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sheriff’s investigators say Tucker apparently broke in through the home’s rear door.

Two other men were at inside the house and authorities say one of the men shot Tucker with a handgun.

The name of the shooter wasn’t immediately released. Sheriff’s officials say they still are investigating the incident.

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