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Suspect in Arizona fatal shooting kills self in New Mexico

Posted at 8:39 PM, May 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 23:41:42-04

Authorities say a suspect sought in a fatal shooting in Arizona has killed himself in New Mexico.

Police in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise say 44-year-old Michael Lee Peacock was suspected of shooting 23-year-old Erick Prieto outside an apartment complex Tuesday morning.

Prieto later died at a hospital.

Authorities believe the two Surprise men knew each other, but a motive for the shooting still isn't clear.

Police say Peacock fled the scene in a pickup truck after the shooting.

They say Peacock was located by federal authorities on Interstate 25 near Albuquerque around 5:30 p.m.

As law enforcement officers approached Peacock, authorities say he fled on foot and then took his own life a short distance away.

How Peacock killed himself wasn't immediately disclosed by authorities Tuesday night.