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Police ID man who girlfriend said shot her, then himself

Police on Monday identified a man found dead in the Southeast Side home he shared with his girlfriend.

Randy Watson, 57, died by gunshot Sunday, said Officer Charles Rydzak, a Tucson police spokesman.

A Tucson woman called 911 about 1:35 p.m. Sunday and told an operator that her live-in boyfriend shot her, police said.

Police answering the call to the home in the 2100 block of South Avenida Planeta heard a shot fired inside as they approached, Rydzak said.

The wounded woman was unable to get to the door and police forced their way in, finding the man dead.

The woman told officers the boyfriend shot himself as officers arrived.

The woman was taken to a hospital; her wound was not life-threatening, the officer said.

The 58-year-old woman’s name was withheld because she is an apparent crime victim.

Rydzak said a motive has not been determined.

Domestic violence detectives continued their investigation Monday.

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