SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says one of its deputies shot and killed a man while responding to a domestic violence call in San Tan Valley early this morning.
It happened shortly before 2 a.m. near Thompson Road and Hunt Highway. According to PCSO, a husband and wife were having a fight over their impending divorce. Officials say the man, later identified as 80-year-old Efren Gomez, had a knife and scissors and was actively stabbing himself as deputies entered the home. PCSO says Gomez became aggressive toward deputies, and lunged at them with the scissors. Fearing for his life, one of the deputies shot Gomez, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gomez's 74-year-old wife was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries she received during the domestic violence. No other details were immediately available.
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