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Fatal shootings keep Chandler police busy

Fatal shootings keep Chandler police busy
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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF

Fatal motor vehicle accidents and shootings inside homes have kept Chandler Police busy the last few weeks.

The latest tragedy involved the July 14 shooting of a woman by her husband in the 3200 block of West Stephens Place.

Department spokesman Seth Tyler said police were summoned around 5 a.m. to a home where they found 31-year-old Elshaymaa Elmesilhy unresponsive with a gunshot wound to her chest. She died at the hospital.

Elmesilhy’s husband, Mustafa Hussein, 37, was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder.

Tyler reported that the suspect said he shot his wife accidentally as was unloading his gun.

“After the initial shot was fired, Hussein panicked and inadvertently fired another round, which struck the bedroom floor,” Tyler said. “Hussein then called 911 along with Elmesilhy’s sister, who was staying at the residence with the couple and their two young children.”

Meanwhile, no charges have been filed in the fatal shooting of a man inside the home of a gated Ocotillo community.

Around 8:30 a.m. July 11, police went to a home in the 5500 block of South Four Peaks Place and found 62-year-old Charles Vallow of Texas with two gunshot wounds to his chest.

Police say Vallow went to the residence, where his estranged wife lives with their son and her daughter, to pick up his son. While at the home, Vallow and his wife engaged in an argument.

Vallow’s brother-in-law was also in the residence. Fearing the argument would elevate to a physical altercation between Vallow and his estranged wife, the brother-in-law intervened on behalf of his sister. Soon, Vallow and his brother-in-law were in a physical fight, Tyler said.

“At one point during the fight, Vallow struck his brother-in-law in the head with a baseball bat,” Tyler reported. “Soon after, Vallow was shot by his brother-in-law. After he shot Vallow, the brother-in-law called 911 and performed CPR on Vallow until emergency medical personnel arrived on-scene.”

Vallow’s wife and her brother – whom police did not identify – were released after questioning and Tyler said the case would be sent to the county attorney for review.

Traffic accidents also claimed two lives. One involved a man distracted by his cell phone.

On July 8, Michael Robles, 50, of Mesa, was killed around 7 a.m. near the area of Alma School and Queen Creek roads after his pickup went out of control and crashed into a wall.

Chandler police say they believe Robles was not wearing a seat belt and may have been distracted by his phone at the time of the crash.

The collision briefly knocked out power to a traffic signal and closed traffic in the area for a while.

Finally, police reported the death July 6 of a motorcyclist who had been involved in a crash June 11 on Clubhouse Drive north of Ocotillo Road.

Arman Nolcox II, 26, suffered severe injuries when he struck the raised median and crashed.

He was not wearing a helmet, and neither impairment nor excessive speed were considered to be factors in the crash.

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