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Man shot, killed by brother-in-law in Chandler; no charges filed

(Facebook Photo/Chandler Police Department)

PHOENIX – A man was killed Thursday after a domestic dispute in the East Valley escalated into gunfire, authorities said.

Police responded to a Chandler residence at around 8:30 a.m. to find Charles Vallow with two gunshot wounds to the chest, according to a press release from Detective Seth Tyler.

The 62-year-old Texas resident was declared dead at the scene.

Investigators learned that Vallow’s brother-in-law shot Vallow after a physical altercation.

Tyler said no charges were filed, but the case was forwarded for review to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

Vallow was picking up his son at the house near Gilbert Road and Chandler Heights Boulevard, where his estranged wife and two children live, and got into an argument with his wife.

The altercation turned violent after the wife’s brother, who was at the residence, intervened.

Before the shooting, Vallow hit his brother-in-law in the head with a baseball bat during the fight, Tyler said.

Vallow’s brother-in-law and wife were questioned at the Chandler Police Department and released.

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