Police: Texas man fatally shot in Arizona by brother-in-law

July 12, 2019 GMT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Chandler say a Texas man is dead after allegedly being shot by his brother-in-law.

They say 62-year-old Charles Vallow was found unresponsive Thursday morning with two gunshot wounds to his chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say Vallow was picking up his son at a home where Vallow’s estranged wife lives with their son and her daughter.

They say Vallow and his wife got into an argument before Vallow’s brother-in-law intervened.

Police say Vallow allegedly struck his brother-in-law in the head with a baseball bat.

The unidentified brother-in-law shot him and then called 911.


Vallow’s estranged wife and brother-in-law were questioned by police and released with no charges filed at this time.

The case is being sent to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for review.