- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 20, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) - A man suspected of fatally shooting his wife and another man at a Phoenix apartment has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

They said 37-year-old Estevanico Palmares has been booked into jail on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder.

It wasn’t immediately clear if he has a lawyer yet.

Police said a man and woman were found dead inside a Phoenix apartment Monday.

The woman was identified as 30-year-old Cristina Palmares.



Asked about the relationship between the suspect and the female victim, police spokeswoman Sgt. Maggie Cox said “they were married” but she didn’t release any other details.

According to police, a neighbor reported hearing gunshots Monday and then saw that the door to an apartment had been left open.

Police were called and officers reported finding Cristina Palmares and a 35-year-old man dead at the scene.

The name of the man hasn’t been released yet.

Police say detectives interviewed Estevancio Palmares and developed probable cause to arrest him.

They said the double homicide case was still being investigated.

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