- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on a double shooting in Mesa (all times local):

1:45 p.m.

Mesa police say a passerby killed in a double shooting stemming from a domestic dispute was a 49-year-old construction worker headed to a nearby job site.

Police say Tomas Olivas Ornelas wasn’t known to either the woman killed or her husband, who has been arrested and accused of killing both victims.

According to police, Ornelas stopped his pickup truck when he came upon a SUV that Christopher Wright crashed on a freeway interchange’s roundabout in an attempt to kill his wife, 41-year-old Nasbah Laverne Wright.

Police say the woman apparently ran over to Ornelas’ stopped truck for help and that both victims were then shot. Their bodies were found on the pavement next to opposite sides of Ornelas’ truck.

Christopher Wright surrendered at the scene.

12:30 p.m.

Mesa police say a man killed in a double fatal shooting apparently just happened to come along when another man was trying to kill his wife.

Mesa police say in a court document that 38-year-old Christopher Wright told police he shot 41-year-old Nasbah Laverne Wright after shooting the other man Tuesday.

According to the document released, the male victim’s pickup had stopped near where Wright had crashed the couple’s SUV in an attempt to kill his wife.

Police Detective Nikolas Rasheta says it’s not certain why the man stopped but he may have been trying to help. His identify hasn’t been released.

Wright is jailed on suspicion of murder and other crimes. He didn’t have an attorney who could comment on the allegations when he made an initial court appearance.

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