On November 11, at approximately 4:12 AM, Peoria Police responded to the report of a shooting inside a residence near N. 78th Avenue and W. Mescal Street. The victim reported she had been shot along with her husband inside her residence.
Officers arrived on scene and located two victims inside a residence with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. The male victim died from his injuries on scene.
He has been identified as 52-year old Walter Mitchell from Peoria, Arizona.
Lifesaving measures were performed on the female victim on scene. She was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries, where she died from her injuries.
She has been identified as 42-year-old Susie Ephrem from Peoria, Arizona.
Preliminary information shows there was forced entry into the residence. This incident is not believed to be a random act. Detectives are working diligently to identify who the suspect(s) are.
They are conducting interviews with neighbors, family members and witnesses. At this time, no arrests have been made. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we conduct our investigation.
If anyone has additional information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to contact the Peoria Police Department Tip Phone Line at (623) 773-7045 or Silent Witness (480-WITNESS).