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Man claims he shot wife because she had health issues, police say

Police said the man was arrested without further incident.
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BUCKEYE, Ariz. — A woman is dead and her husband is in custody after a shooting in an area north of Canyon Springs Road and Beardsley Parkway in Buckeye Thursday. 

Police said they responded to a home after a man called 911, claiming he shot his wife because she had health issues. He also threatened to shoot himself. 

When officers arrived, they gave the 72-year-old man instructions to come out of the home unarmed, and he complied. Officers took him into custody without further incident. 

Police then went into the home and found a 69-year-old woman dead. 

The names of the victim and suspect have not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Investigators will remain at the home to continue their investigation for the next several hours. 

This is a developing story and will be updated when we learn more.