Night Time Police Intervention

Three family members are dead after a man killed his wife and stepson before committing suicide May 20.

According to Lisa Berry, a Goodyear Police spokeswoman, police responded to an emergency call at 163rd Drive and West Buchanan Street, near South Sarival Avenue and West Yuma Road.

Police found Leonard Payne, 57, dead from what was determined to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Payne’s wife, Deborah Powers, 59, was also found dead of a gunshot wound. Her son, Mathew Bartholomew Oliver, 29, had critical gunshot injuries. He was transported to a hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Berry said Payne shot his wife and stepson before killing himself.