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UPDATE: Victims, suspect from double murder-suicide identified

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Authorities have identified the victims and suspect in a murder-suicide on Tucson's east side Wednesday night, Nov. 8.

The Tucson Police Department said Rusty Coblyn shot his wife, Willa Coblyn, and Willa's son, Matthew Johnson, before taking his own life.

"Rusty had murdered his wife earlier that day inside of the home," the TPD said in a news release. "At approximately 3 p.m., Johnson came home and was shot multiple times by Rusty in the living room."

Rusty Coblyn has an extensive history of violent crime, including convictions for aggravated assault in September 2001, December 2011 and March 2012.

The TPD said an hour later, Matthew’s twin brother arrived at the home and was confronted by Rusty.

"It appears Rusty Coblyn attempted to shoot Matthew’s brother, but his gun malfunctioned," the TPD said. "Rusty then forced Matthew’s brother to a back bedroom where he retrieved a second gun that also malfunctioned. A physical altercation ensued and Matthew’s brother was able to escape from the home and run to a neighboring house where he yelled for help."

Matthew’s brother had a laceration on his head and several abrasions

The TPD was called to the area around 5 p.m. after they received reports of gunfire. Officers heard gunfire but were not able to get anyone inside the house to come out. 

They now believe the final gun shot was Rusty Coblyn taking his own life.

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