Phoenix police investigate the scene where a suspected murder-suicide began Sunday night. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Phoenix police have released names of the victims in a suspected murder-suicide that started at a gated apartment complex on the west side of the city Sunday night.
The victim is identified as 33-year-old Angelina Collier. Police said the suspect was 32-year-old Robert Collier.
Police said Robert Collier called about 11:30 p.m. to report he had killed his wife at an apartment complex near 77th Avenue and McDowell Road.
Police evacuated nearby units of the Bolero apartment complex before finding Angelina Collier inside her apartment, a police spokesman said.
Three children, ages 1, 4 and 12 years old, were also in the apartment at the time of the shooting, but were believed to have slept through the incident, the spokesman said. The children were turned over to Child Protective Services.
Officers set an immediate perimeter around the area and began a search for the possible suspect whom they now knew was the 32-year-old husband of the victim, said Phoenix police Officer James Holmes.
Officers then developed information where Robert Collier might be. The Phoenix police helicopter flew to that area and was able to locate a vehicle believed to be registered to the suspect.
Officers approached the vehicle and discovered Robert Collier inside and suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot injury. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene about 10 miles away at 15th Avenue and Indian School Road.
Arizona Child Protective Services responded to the home to assist with the children.
Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News as this story develops.
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