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Briefs | Man found dead of gunshot wound outside Phoenix landfill

PHOENIX – Phoenix police are investigating after a man was found shot to death just outside a landfill.

Sgt. Philip Krynsky says officers responded to reports of a shooting Sunday around 7 a.m. near 7th Avenue and Magnolia Street.

They found a man with a gunshot wound lying near the entrance to a landfill.

He was already dead.

Investigators do not know if the man, who appears to be in his 40s, was shot there or in another location.

They have interviewed witnesses and gone through the scene. No arrests have been made.

New Mexico man accused in woman’s killing caught in Arizona

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A New Mexico man accused of shooting the mother of his child to death with the toddler in the room has been captured in Arizona.

Lovington Police Chief David Miranda told KOB-TV in Albuquerque as he was driving back from Holbrook, Arizona, Monday that 26-year-old Zion Gibson killed the victim as the 3-1/2-year-old girl was nearby.

According to investigators, 25-year-old Rosa Trujillo called 911 on May 23 when Gibson showed up outside her home in Lovington.

The dispatcher heard Trujillo yell that Gibson broke a window and had a gun. Then the sound of gunfire erupted with nearly a dozen rounds heard.

Authorities say Gibson called the victim’s parents and told them to check on the child because he had just killed Trujillo.

Miranda says Gibson drove into Arizona. State police there took over pursuing him. He crashed his car in Holbrook and surrendered after a brief standoff.

He will be transported back to New Mexico.

Gibson is expected to be charged with first-degree murder and other counts.

It was not immediately known Tuesday if he had an attorney.

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