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Scottsdale police say man shot wife, 2 kids, then himself

Posted at 9:23 AM, Nov 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-12 19:07:57-05

Scottsdale police say a man fatally shot his wife and two young children before killing himself in the family home.

Police spokesman Sgt. Ben Hoster says in a Saturday statement that investigators determined the family had been having financial struggles.

Police were called to the couple's north Scottsdale home Friday afternoon by a co-worker of 39-year-old Jason Fairbanks. The co-worker had gone to the home to check on him after he didn't show up for work and found all four shot to death.

The wife was identified as 39-year-old Anne Fairbanks. The couple's 3-year-old daughter and 9-month-old son weren't named by police.