The Latest: Man’s possible tie to homicides stuns sister

The Latest: Man’s possible tie to homicides stuns sister

PHOENIX (AP) – The Latest on a triple homicide in western Arizona (all times local):

11:15 a.m.

The sister of a man labeled as a person of interest in a western Arizona triple homicide says he has no history of violent behavior.

Tsancyi (tan-‘SEE) Lynch told The Associated Press on Thursday that she had no idea her brother, 24-year-old Kitage Lynch, is accused of shooting at police.

Tsancyi Lynch, who lives in Hawaii, says she had been trying to get in touch with him.

Kitage Lynch is being held on charges that he shot at Glendale police officers onWednesday.

He was found with a victim’s car and a gun stolen from the homicide scene.

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10:50 a.m.

A sheriff’s official says victims in a western Arizona triple homicide are a man and two women who were found dead in residences on desert property used by Phoenix-area residents for weekend getaways.

La Paz County Sheriff’s Lt. Curt Bagby says the killings apparently occurred last weekend when the victims were the only people staying at the property southeast of Salome (suh-LOHM’).

Bagby says investigators focused initially on collecting evidence before it can degrade and that they’re now shifting to concentrate on interviewing people connected with the property.

The Sheriff’s office says a Phoenix man accused of shooting at Glendale police officers Thursday is an investigate lead in the triple homicide. Police say he had a victim’s car and a gun stolen from the homicide scene.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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