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1 dead, suspect in custody after murder at Gilbert group home, police say

Police say officers responded to the home in Gilbert around 5 a.m., found one man dead and arrested the suspect.
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GILBERT, Ariz. — The Gilbert Police Department said one person is dead and another in custody after an incident at a group home in Gilbert on Monday morning.

Gilbert PD says officers responded to the home in a neighborhood near Pecos Road and Higley Drive around 5 a.m. for an "unknown trouble" call, and officers located 49-year-old Steven Howells dead in the home with "obvious injuries."  

Police say the suspect, 37-year-old Christopher Lambeth, was arrested and booked with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office on one count of second-degree murder.

The investigation is ongoing and Gilbert police have not released further information on the incident. 

This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for the latest updates.

Credit: Gilbert Police Department

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