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Tucson police released the names of the married couple involved in an apparent murder-suicide at an east-side apartment Tuesday.

At about 9:30 a.m., officers responded to a welfare check at the complex on 160 N. Pantano Road, near East Broadway, where they found 60-year-old Steven Ross and Cheryl Ross, 59, dead from gunshot wounds.

It appears Steven shot Cheryl before turning the gun on himself, a police news release said.

Officers were called to the residence after one of them did not show up for work.

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Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to call 88-CRIME, an anonymous tip line.

Contact reporter Danyelle Khmara at or 573-4223. On Twitter: @DanyelleKhmara


Danyelle joined the Star in 2018 and covers K-12 education. Previously, Danyelle wrote for the Tucson Weekly where she won several statewide awards including story of the year and first place investigative reporting.