Two dead after incident in mid-town Safford

Contributed Photo: Police cordoned off the scene of a double homicide off of Central Avenue in Safford on Monday morning.

By Jon Johnson

SAFFORD – Two people were reportedly killed in mid-town Safford early Monday morning in a domestic situation that extended into a neighbor’s residence.

The incident occurred in the area of the 1200 block of Central Avenue. Officers were initially dispatched to the area around 2 a.m.

According to a neighbor, an older man was reportedly fatally stabbed in a domestic situation by his son, who may have had mental health issues. The man who committed the homicide was then shot to death at a neighbor’s residence in an apparent case of self-defense.

The Safford Police Department cordoned off the area early Monday morning for its investigation, which is ongoing. The Graham County Sheriff’s Office is also assisting with the investigation.

Police have yet to release the identities of the deceased.