Police in Phoenix are investigating what they believe to be a murder-suicide after a couple was found dead in their bedroom.
Phoenix Police Department spokesman Sgt. Steve Martos said investigators believe the victim, Debra Fernandez, 46, and the 52-year-old suspect, Thomas Fernandez, got in a fight late Sunday night over financial issues.
Fernandez's two adult children in their 20s were in the home and heard "popping" sounds but didn't realize they were gunshots. Martos said five small children, all under the age of 5, were also in the home near 4400 N. 53rd Lane.
When the victim and suspect didn't come out of their bedroom Monday, one of the children went into the room and found them dead.
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