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Arizona in Brief: Arizona man struck, seriously injured while standing outside vehicle

Arizona man struck, seriously injured while standing outside vehicle

BERLIN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police are seeking witnesses to an early Christmas Eve crash on Route 9 in Berlin, where an Arizona man was struck and injured by a car as he stood outside his vehicle following an earlier accident.

Police say 19-year-old Jesse Michael Etienne of Cottonwood, Arizona, was taken by emergency helicopter to Hartford Hospital early Sunday morning with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Honda Civic that struck Etienne is 35-year-old Robert Markham of Portland. He was treated at Hartford Hospital for minor injuries.

Phoenix police seek driver who fled fatal accident

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say they’re looking for the driver of a sedan that struck and killed a woman in north Phoenix and then drove away.

They say 53-year-old Jessie Lindsey of New River was struck Friday evening and found badly hurt on 15th Avenue. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Police found a car bumper at the scene and believe it came from the vehicle involved in the accident.

They say officers need the public’s help identifying the driver who fled the scene. There is a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Police say Lindsey is survived by two adult children and three grandchildren.

3 found dead in Mesa home; police suspect a murder-suicide

MESA (AP) — Authorities say three people have been found dead inside a Mesa home in an apparent murder-suicide.

Police responded to the home for a call of shots fired about 2:30 p.m. Saturday near Broadway and Power roads.

Inside the home, officers found the bodies of two men and a woman and say all three suffered gunshot wounds.

The names of the victims were still being withheld Sunday until their relatives can be notified.

Police say the relationship between the three people remains under investigation.

The investigation is ongoing, but police say it’s being investigated as a double murder-suicide.

Pregnant Arizona woman shot while sleeping, baby survives

TUCSON (AP) — Authorities in southern Arizona say a pregnant woman was shot and killed in her sleep when someone opened fire on her home, but doctors were able to deliver her baby.

The Tucson Police Department said in a news release that several others in the home were asleep when they awoke around 4:30 a.m. Saturday to the sounds of 19-year-old Jasmine Vega screaming.

Arriving officers found her unconscious. She was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Vega was six months pregnant. Police said the baby survived delivery and is being treated at the hospital.

No other details about the newborn’s condition were given.

Police say evidence indicates multiple gunshots were fired into the home. It’s not yet known if anyone was specifically targeted.

No suspects have been identified.

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