Phoenix police: Woman is accused of fatally shooting husband

March 22, 2021 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman has been arrested over allegedly shooting and killing her husband, according to Phoenix police.

Authorities said 50-year-old Brandon Smith called police around 2 a.m. Sunday and stated that his wife had shot him and she was still armed in the family’s home.

Police and fire crews arrived at the scene and 52-year-old Diane Smith was taken into custody.

Brandon Smith was rushed to a hospital in extremely critical condition and was later pronounced dead.

Police did not give a possible motive for the shooting.

They said the couple’s 14-year-old daughter was in the home at the time but was not injured.


Diane Smith is being held on a homicide charge.

The investigation into the shooting remains ongoing.