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San Tan Valley man dead after shooting at deputies

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
probation violations.

The sheriff’s office received a frantic 911 call from Corona’s wife about 2:15
p.m. Tuesday.

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.


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