Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Marana police call killings murder-suicide
Marana police say a man mortally shot his live-in girlfriend in the back Sunday and then shot himself in the head. The woman, Swan Sawyer, 26, was airlifted to University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Sgt. Jose Alvarez said the deaths are being investigated as a murder-suicide. He identified the man as Russell Disbrow, 20. Police were alerted to the shootings by a 911 caller. Alvarez said the couple had been living for several months at The Springs apartments in the 7900 block of North Cortaro Road. He said they apparently were involved in an “altercation” when the shots were fired.