Phoenix police are investigating what they said is a double-murder suicide that occurred late on Sunday at an apartment near 20th Avenue and Hadley Street.
The victims were identified by police on Monday as Eric Sands, 38, and Danica Aiken, 29.
The suspect was identified as Taffari Celestine, 24.
Police officers responded to the shooting around 11:50 p.m., where they found a man who had been shot to death outside an apartment.
According to police, a witness said they saw someone force a woman inside an apartment and heard shots after.
Police said a special assignments unit was called in to investigate the apartment, where they found a woman who had been shot to death and a man dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The investigation indicates the man inside the apartment was the suspect and the ex-boyfriend of the woman, police said. The man found outside the residence was the woman’s current boyfriend. Their identities were not released.
An investigation is ongoing, police said.
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Double-murder suicide leaves 3 dead in Phoenix apartment