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3 dead in Goodyear murder-suicide, police say

Police are investigating after two men and a women died in a shooting Wednesday evening.
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Police are investigating a double murder-suicide that happened in Goodyear on Wednesday. 

Officers responding to a medical call of a man down found 57-year-old Leonard Wayne Payne dead of a gunshot wound when they arrived on the scene near Sarival Avenue north of Yuma Road. 

They later found two other victims, Leonard's wife Deborah Powers and her 29-year-old son, Mathew Bartholomew Oliver.

Powers was also dead by the time officers arrived. Oliver was taken to a hospital with a critical gunshot wound, but he later died. 

Police said Payne was Oliver's stepfather. 

The investigation is ongoing. 


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