Buckeye man identified after allegedly confessing to shooting and killing his wife

Police say 54-year-old Hercelyn Mayo went to a police headquarters around 4:45 a.m. and said he shot his wife at his home after the two fought.
Published: Jan. 17, 2023 at 6:18 AM MST|Updated: Jan. 17, 2023 at 9:09 PM MST
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BUCKEYE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- The Buckeye Police Department says a husband is behind bars after he shot and killed his wife and confessed to the crime on Tuesday morning. Buckeye police say that 54-year-old Hercelyn Mayo showed up at police headquarters near Yuma and Dean roads around 4:45 a.m. and said he shot his wife at his home after the two fought.

Officers then went to his house near Verrado Way and Yuma Road and found 52-year-old Charon Mayo shot to death. No one else was inside the home. Detectives later said Hercelyn drove to a relative’s house before going to the police department. He was later arrested on homicide charges. It’s unclear what the fight was about.

“It is kind of crazy and surreal because, like, nothing happens over here. It is quiet,” KeAndre Moore, a neighbor, said. “The most you hear is kids outside being kids. You don’t walk outside your house to hearing that somebody got killed five houses down from your house.”

Another neighbor spoke to the tragedy of the situation. “For the community, it is alarming that guns are easily accessible, the rate of violence against women has increased,” Ciara Lafond, a neighbor, said. “There are inequities all around and it is really unfortunate that somebody lost their life.”

If you or someone you love is experiencing domestic violence there is help out there. For more resources and support, click here. The Buckeye Police Department wants to remind the public that if they’re in a domestic violence situation, the National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached at 800-799-7233. They can also call Buckeye police’s non-emergency line at (623) 386-4421 for more services.