- Associated Press - Sunday, March 13, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a man fatally shot the mother of his children before killing himself in a west Phoenix home.

Police spokesman James Holmes said in a statement Sunday night that family described 43-year-old Adan Chavez and 33-year-old Jessica Rubacalba as husband and wife, but their relationship hadn’t been confirmed.

Holmes says the two have children, but they weren’t at the home during the shooting and are with relatives.

Authorities say officers responding to a call about a burglary around 1:45 p.m. found three family members had kicked in a door to the home after trying to reach the couple for hours. The family told officers that they forced their way in when there was no answer at the door.

Police found the couple’s bodies inside.

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