Phoenix police have arrested a man suspected of killing his mother, father, and brother in Phoenix near 32nd Street and Thomas on Sunday.
The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Brandon Lujan, prompted a welfare check on the family after the suspect admitted to harming his family to a witness at the location where he was found, authorities say. When officers arrived, they knocked on the door of the home but received no answer.
“At some point, the officers forced their way into that residence and did locate three family members: the mom, the dad and the brother of the suspect, and they had all been fatally shot,” said Sgt. Fortune.
According to investigators, the three victims have been dead for several hours by the time officers entered the home.
The victims have been identified as 63-year-old Lewis Lujan, 56-year-old Irene Lujan, and 30-year-old Mathew Lujan. The suspect reportedly lived at the home with his family.
Police continue to investigate if this shooting could be related to calls of gunfire in the area they received on Saturday night.
“Detectives learned that a fight between the suspect and Mathew escalated to the suspect shooting Mathew,” police said in a statement on Monday. “After shooting Mathew, the suspect shot Irene and Lewis Lujan, his parents.”
Phoenix Police officials also said they responded to a call at the same home on the night of Aug. 7, but detectives still need to look into what the outcome of that call was.
No further details have been given as the investigation continues.