UPDATE Man shot at Show Low Wal-Mart dies

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Police believe suspect killed himself


SHOW LOW -- After undergoing several surgeries at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, Armand Deprins died April 8.

Deprins' family told the Show Low Police Department that his condition had deteriorated and his kidneys had failed.


SHOW LOW -- New surveillance video shows a man police say shot an elderly couple outside a Show Low Wal-Mart.

He then took off in a white four-door sedan that is believed to be from the 1980s or 1990.

Police believe that man may be Donald Belanger, 55, recently of Heber, Ariz. He committed suicide on Tuesday in New Mexico.

At about 12:51 a.m. on Wednesday, a State Police sergeant conducted a traffic stop on a white car that appeared to be driving impaired. The stop took place on Interstate 25 near Albuquerque, NM. As the sergeant exited his police vehicle, the driver of the car committed suicide.

Two firearms and a suicide note were found in the vehicle.

While Belanger continues to be a suspect, Show Low police say there is no independent evidence to confirm that he is the suspect in the shooting.

Simmone Deprins was killed in the shooting and her husband remains in critical condition.

Armand Deprins has survived several surgeries and is expected to undergo additional procedures in the next 48 hours.


SHOW LOW - A double shooting outside a Wal-Mart leaves an elderly woman dead and her husband critically injured.

The shooting took place Monday morning in Show Low, a quiet rural city to the far northeast of the Valley.

Nikki Sauder, who walked into the store shortly after the shooting says, "Well I just heard hollering and screaming was what I heard mostly, 'Somebody got killed, somebody got shot' somebody, you know when they called the police."

Police say a male suspect fired a gun at an elderly couple just outside the store.

Sgt. Shawn Roby, from the Show Low Police Department explains, "We responded and what we found out at this point in time is there were two shoppers who came out o the store, they were confronted by what appears to be a single shooter, there was some gunfire..."

Several shoppers were inside at the time. All were detained for hours as officers tried to figure out what happened. Sauder tells 3TV, "They just told me that some people had gotten shot and that I couldn't get back into my car."

Roby adds, "The witnesses that we're getting is that there was gunfire and a subject ran off, that's pretty much what we're getting from those people."

Police are not releasing a motive in the attack. Both victims were in their 70s. Authorities say the suspect fled in a small white four-door sedan with black door handles and black bumpers from the mid-80s or mid-90s.

Agencies from all over that portion of the state are out looking for the person responsible.