Police say a man shot and killed a woman before turning the gun on himself, and it all happened in front of the couple's young son.
The shooter has been identified as 46-year-old Douglas Drewer and the victim is his wife, 33-year-old Sarah Drewer.
"It's always surreal to think that it's just a few doors down, and it could be someone you know," said a neighbor.
Those who live in this Scottsdale neighborhood are in shock after a murder-suicide early Tuesday.
Scottsdale Police say this all happened near 68th Street and Chaparral. A construction worker heard a child screaming for help. That worker bravely ran across the street and into the house where he found a man and woman struggling over a handgun.
"He intervened and wrestled the handgun away from the male subject, took the young child and the female and moved them across the street," said Kevin Watts with Scottsdale Police.
But moments later the man returned with another gun, he tells the construction worker to back off and watch the child.
"At that time what we believe is that the male subject shoots the female and then shoots himself."
"He told me he was in shock holding the boy," said Magnolia Romero who rushed to the scene after getting a panicked phone call from her husband. He helped comfort the child after the traumatic incident.
"I thought um that maybe my husband was there to comfort the boy, that maybe things happen for a reason... I just feel so sad for the boy," she said.
The woman who was killed filed a restraining order Friday against the husband. Police seized a large number of weapons when the order was served.
The couple's young son was not hurt. They also have a young daughter, but police say she was not home at the time of the shooting.