LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. — A gunman entered a western Arizona home and began shooting, killing the mother of his two children and four others before fleeing with his two children, police said Sunday.
Police say the alleged gunman, identified as 26-year-old Brian Diez, was found dead early Sunday at a California home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The two young children were safe at the home with relatives, Lake Havasu City police said.
Police dispatchers received an emergency call at 11:57 p.m. Saturday from a woman who said an intruder had come into a home and shot several people.
Officers responding to the scene said they found four people dead and two others wounded.
One of the injured died early Sunday at a local hospital, while the other person was being treated at a Las Vegas hospital, police said.
Diez fathered the 4-year-old and a 13-month-old children with one of the victims during a long-term relationship, but the couple had been estranged, Lake Havasu City police said.