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Suspect in girlfriend’s death dies of self-inflicted gunshot

A man who turned a gun on himself after apparently fatally shooting his girlfriend at a house party Sunday died Friday.

Roberto Gardea Ruiz, 30, died Friday morning from the gunshot wound to his head, sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Dawn Barkman said.

Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies found Ruiz wounded and his girlfriend, 23-year-old Ashley Nicole Fimbrez, dead in an upstairs bedroom of the couple’s Northwest Side home early Sunday.

Deputies were responding to a call of unknown trouble at the home in the 1000 block of West Sea Star Drive and were talking to party guests when they heard the gunshots.

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