The Maricopa Police Department has not released the names of two men who were shot to death Saturday in an Alterra neighborhood.

Officers were called to a home in the 45000 block of West Windrose Drive on a report of shots fired around 4:23 p.m.

A male had been shot and a woman with two children were inside the home with the alleged shooter. After officers set up a perimeter, the woman and children ran out of the house, according the MPD spokesman Stephen Judd.

MPD began negotiating with the suspect and evacuating nearby homes. A SWAT team from the Department of Public Safety also responded.

Judd said the standoff lasted five hours.

At 11:30 p.m., the suspect was found in the garage, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers recovered a handgun. The first male that was shot was found dead in a family room from multiple gunshot wounds.

The investigation is ongoing.



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