Trevor Draegeth was arrested on March 6, weeks after his wife Laurie was found dead of a gunshot wound in their Oro Valley home on Feb. 12.

Oro Valley police have arrested a man Wednesday for allegedly killing his wife in their home on Feb. 12, police say.

Trevor Draegeth, 37, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder weeks after his wife, Laurie Draegeth, 40, was found dead from a gunshot wound while two children were asleep inside the home, police said in a news release.

The case was initially investigated as a suspicious death when Trevor called police to report Laurie had committed suicide about 12:30 a.m. in the 100 block of East Brearley Drive.

A medical examiner's report determined the cause of death was by homicide. Laurie "was reportedly involved in an altercation with her husband when she suffered a single gunshot wound to the head," the autopsy report said.

Carmen Trevizo, an Oro Valley police spokeswoman, said the report along with forensic evidence and interviews helped detectives establish probable cause to arrest Draegeth in connection to the killing.

The children have remained with extended family throughout the investigation, police say.

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Draegeth is being held in the Pima County Jail on a $10 million bond. 

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.