FLORENCE, Ariz. — A San Tan Valley man is dead after shooting at Pinal
County Sheriff’s deputies and then fatally shooting himself in the head.
Sheriff’s officials say 34-year-old Arciano Corona had arrest warrants for
The sheriff’s office received a frantic 911 call from Corona’s wife about 2:15
Despite having an order of protection against Corona, she says he had burst
through the front door of her San Tan Valley home, threatened her with a gun and
was breaking windows.
Corona reportedly fired a shotgun at a responding deputy, got into his truck
and then had a running gun battle with authorities.
Deputies say Corona then drove into a desert area and stopped his vehicle. They
say he was pronounced dead at the scene with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.