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Police investigating murder-suicide at home near 40th Street and Shea Boulevard

Posted at 6:33 AM, May 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-29 12:10:00-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide after a woman and two dogs were found dead inside a home early Saturday morning.

According to information from police at the scene near 40th Street and Shea Boulevard, a man reportedly called 911 and said he shot his wife shortly before 4 a.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, they located a woman, later identified as Susan Potts, who was pronounced dead.

Police tell ABC15 that two dogs were also found dead inside the home.

A man, identified as William Potts, was found at the home with extremely critical injuries. He was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Police say it's believed the man shot his wife and then himself.

No further information has been released.