Fight ends in fatal shooting at Surprise home

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- What started as some kind of fight ended with a fatal shooting at a Surprise home early Monday morning.

A neighbor called 911 at about 1:20 a.m. to report hearing the sounds of a fight followed by gunshots.

Sgt. Michael Donovan of the Surprise Police Department said nobody answered the door when officers arrived on the scene in the neighborhood southwest of Bell and El Mirage roads.

Police made their way into the home only to discover two adult men lying on the floor. Both had been shot; one was dead.

The second man was air-lifted to a local hospital. At last check, he was in critical condition. His prognosis was not immediately available.

Investigators have identified one of the men, but they are not releasing that information just yet, nor are they saying anything about how the men are connected.

By 6 a.m., detectives had obtained a search warrant to allow them inside the home.

Yellow evidence markers tag drops of blood that form a trail on the sidewalk outside the home. Police have not yet determined the source of that blood.

At this point, detectives are trying to piece together events leading up to the shooting. They also are trying to determine if a third party might have been involved or if the incident involved only the two men found in the home.

This is the second shooting in as many days for the Surprise Police Department.

Detectives say Darren Crockett aka "Gato" shot a 26-year-old twice Sunday morning. At last check, the victim was in critical condition and Crockett was still on the loose.

The two incidents are not related.