Two dead in apparent murder-suicide - Tucson News Now

Two dead in apparent murder-suicide

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson Police are continuing an overnight investigation into a deadly shooting near Broadway and Pantano.  Authorities say a woman was shot just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday at 160 N. Pantano Road.

Tucson Police have identified the victim as Ashley Hicks and the suspect, her ex-boyfriend, Joseph Leroy Francis, both were 23 years old.

Officers responded to this location in reference to shots heard in the area. Upon arrival, they located an Hicks suffering from gunshot trauma.

She was transported to a local area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

Police say the suspect, Joseph Leroy Francis, was located at his west side home on Curtis Rd. near Davis Ave. They say Francis is dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Investigators say the two had a relationship in the past and the victim had a restraining order against Francis.

Stay with Tucson News Now throughout the day as we track this investigation.

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