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Man, 10-year-old found dead in southeast side home after apparent murder-suicide

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-20 14:42:52-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide after two individuals were found dead inside a home on the southeast side early Saturday morning.

Officers responded to a home for a welfare check just after 12 a.m. in the area of 10000 block of E. Palmetto Pointe Trail near Drexel Road and Melpomene Way, according to TPD. Officers were informed that the 911 caller was going to check on an adult male and juvenile male. The adult man was not responding to calls or text messages.

Once officers arrived at the home, there was no answer and the situation was treated as a barricade, TPD says. After a search warrant was served, Tucson SWAT assisted officers in entering the home, where they found a man with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

After searching the home, a juvenile male was found with obvious gunshot trauma, TPD says.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene, and no other individuals were found inside the home.

Police say the man has been identified as 40-year-old Phillip Emmanuel Foye, and the juvenile has been identified as 10-year-old Sebastian Phillip Foye. Next of kin was notified.

Domestic Violence Unit, Homicide Unit, and the Child Physical Abuse Unit detectives responded to continue the investigation where it was determined that Foye and Sebastian lived together at the home, along with a woman who was not home, according to TPD. Detectives suspect Foye was the only adult in the home armed with a firearm.

TPD says investigators believe Foye fired his weapon at Sebastian before turning the gun on himself.

No further details were immediately released.

The investigation remains ongoing.