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Domestic dispute leaves one man dead

Deputy Tom Peine tells 90YS the shooting is still under investigation.

Domestic dispute leaves one man dead

CREATED Aug 4, 2012

Reporter: Marcelino Benito
Web Producer: Taylor Avey   

GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - One man is dead after a domestic violence dispute in Green Valley.  

"It's always quiet," Alex Charland said. "Peaceful, nothing ever happens here."

Charland lives next door to where it all started. Pima County deputies responded to an early morning call about a shooting in the 400 block of West Apero Drive around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Deputy Tom Peine with the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

The caller told deputies that her boyfriend had shot another male. 

Once on scene, officers learned that Kristina Dunkel escaped to a neighbor's home after a physical domestic dispute with her boyfriend, 28-year-old Anthony Wayne Peters.   

Peters entered the neighbor's home and forced Dunkel outside and into his car. 

The neighbor, 35-year-old Alexander George Cleveland grabbed a firearm before joining the couple outside. 

Dunkel ran from Peters again and while running away she heard gunfire and then witnessed Peters drive off in his car. 

Officers found Peters outside of his vehicle about a quarter mile down the road from Cleveland's home. 

According to Peine, deputies administered CPR on Peters, but they were unable to revive him.

Cleveland admitted to discharging his weapon. 

"Definitely surprised he [Alexander Cleveland] was involved," Charland said. "Apparently it sounds like it was good that he was here."

Dunkel did not need medical attention when officers arrived on scene, and it is unknown at this time whether she had bruises or marks on her body. 

9OS reporter Marcelino Benito asked Charland if he'd ever noticed anything off with that couple before. Charland replied, "Always quiet and pretty nice. We had several conversations, talked a fair amount with them. Always normal people. Never had a negative interaction with them at all."

Deputies are still investigating the incident and so far no arrests have been made.  

9OYS dug into court records for a look at Peters' past. He served three months time in 2010 on charges of disorderly conduct and domestic violence.