An Arizona man and his young son were found dead in their home over the weekend and, according to police, the incident appears to be a murder/suicide.
On Dec. 19, the Tucson police department was called to do a wellness check when they discovered a 40-year-old man, Phillip Foye, and his 10-year-old son, Sebastian, dead. Officers believe the father shot his son before turning the gun on himself, per People.
“It is pretty traumatic especially around Christmas time,” says Sgt. Richard Gradillas of the Tucson police. “You have someone who hasn’t even started his life. It is tragic. The child was involved in youth sports and heavily involved in the community. It is just bad.”
Officers went to the home around midnight after a 911 caller said the father was not responding to text messages or phone calls. The police knocked and did not receive an answer.
“We treated it as barricade situation,” said Gradillas. “We were able to get our SWAT team in.”
Once police entered the house they found the victims with fatal gunshot wounds in separate parts of the home. An adult female who also lived at the residence was not present at the time.
“It looked like it happened recently around the time we got the phone call,” said Gradillas.
So sad. Prayers go out to their family and loved ones dealing with this tragedy so close to the holidays.