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Authorities identified a man who they say shot a woman before turning the gun on himself in a Sahuarita home as 39-year-old Matthew Beckovich.

At about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sahuarita police went to a home in the 14200 block of South Via del Moro after a 911 call reporting unknown trouble. While officers were en route to the address, they received additional information that someone had fired a gun inside the home, Sgt. Michael Falquez, a Sahuarita Police Department spokesman, wrote in a news release.

Officers entered the home and found Beckovich and a woman who had both been seriously injured. Officers and Rural Metro fire personnel attempted life-saving measures, but Beckovich was pronounced dead at the scene, the release said.

The woman was admitted to a local hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, according to the release.

Sahuarita detectives are investigating and believe Beckovich assaulted the woman, then shot himself. There are no outstanding suspects in the case and additional information will be released when it becomes available, the release said.

Contact reporter Caitlin Schmidt at or 573-4191


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