TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Detectives with the Tucson Police Department are actively investigating an apparent murder-suicide that occurred in Tucson’s east side during the early hours of Saturday, Dec. 19.
Shortly after 12 a.m., officers responded to a home in the 10000 block of East Palmetto Pointe Trail after being advised by a male caller that he was on his way to perform a welfare check on a man and juvenile at a residence.
The man was not responding to phone calls or text messages, and when officers arrived they received no answer. Officers immediately treated the incident as a barricade situation.
A search warrant was then served at the home with SWAT team assistance, and entry was made into the home. Once inside, officers located a man deceased with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
After a further search, officers located a deceased juvenile boy with obvious signs of gunshot trauma.
No one else was located inside the residence.
Detectives from the Domestic Violence Unit, Homicide Unit, and the Child Physical Abuse Unit responded and continued investigations. They determined that the man and boy lived together at the residence, along with a woman who was not home.
The man has been identified as 40-year-old Phillip Emmanuel Foye. The boy has been identified as 10-year-old Sebastian Phillip Foye. Next of kin have been notified.
Based on the initial investigation, detectives believe Phillip Foye was the only adult in the home armed with a firearm. Investigators believe he fired his weapon at Sebastian before turning the gun on himself.
Detectives are currently continuing the investigation and additional details will become available as they are released.