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Man kills himself after fleeing from deputies

Arciano Corona was pronounced dead at the scene after fleeing from deputies.

Man kills himself after fleeing from deputies

By Kimberly Kolliner. CREATED Sep 24, 2013

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - A 911 call made to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office Tuesday afternoon quickly escalated from a domestic dispute to a deputy involved shooting.

Officials with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office tells KGUN9 that at about 2:00 p.m., the sheriff's office received a call from a screaming and crying woman at a home in the 34000 block of North Jackpot Street.

Deputies say the caller reported that her husband, Arciano Corona, 34,  who she had an Order of Protection from, forced entry into the home, breaking windows and threatening her with a gun.

When a deputy arrived on the scene, Corona was seen standing by a Dodge Dakota truck where he began to fire shots before fleeing in the vehicle.

While in pursuit, Corona continued to shoot at deputies before striking a parked car.

One deputy fired a round to stop Corona from shooting, however Corona continued to flee before finally stopping at a nearby desert area where he failed to respond to the deputies commands to surrender his weapons.

As deputies approached the vehicle using ballistic shields, they observed what appeared to be Corona shooting himself in the head.

No deputies were injured but Corona was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation revealed he had warrants for his arrest for failure to appear in court and for violating his probation on an aggravated assault domestic violence case.