- Associated Press - Thursday, July 7, 2016

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The wife of one of three family members shot at their Glendale home may have been romantically involved with the man accused of shooting the victims with a gun she allegedly provided, authorities said Thursday.

Kimberly Marie LaCount, 39, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and Kipling David Harris, 34, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

It was not immediately known whether LaCount and Harris have attorneys who could comment on the allegations. Sgt. Scott Waite, a police spokesman, said he didn’t know whether they have attorneys, and Harris didn’t have an attorney when he made an initial court appearance Thursday.

The shootings occurred June 6 in the home where LaCount lived with her husband, 47-year-old Alex Kuhn, his parents, Peggy and Robert Kuhn, and the younger couple’s children.

Alex Kuhn and Peggy Kuhn died from their wounds. Robert Kuhn is still recovering from his injuries, police said Thursday.

Police had said after the shooting that officers had responded to a 911 call from LaCount and that she said she’d taken refuge in a bedroom closet with her children after hearing loud banging noises in the home.

However, Waite said detectives gathered evidence, including incriminating statements made by the suspects during interviews with detectives, indicating that LaCount knew what Harris was at the home to shoot her husband.

While LaCount did take her children into the bedroom closet, “the story behind the story is much different,” Waite said.

Harris told detectives that Alex Kuhn had emotionally and physically abused LaCount and that he was willing to “sacrifice myself” for the happiness of LaCount and her children, according to a police probable cause statement.

Waite said Harris’ statements to detectives indicated a “possible romantic involvement” between LaCount and Harris.

The probable cause statement said Harris and LaCount both said she provided him with a revolver she’d taken from a gun safe belonging to Robert Kuhn.

The statement said other evidence included incriminating text messages between LaCount and Harris and surveillance video that showed a person running to LaCount’s pickup truck right before it drove off from near the crime scene.

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