AVONDALE, Ariz. - A man says he shot and killed his brother in self-defense during a fight at a home in Avondale.
According to court documents, 30-year-old Oscar Castaneda Marquez shot his brother during the early-morning hours of Oct. 8 near El Mirage Road and Elwood Street.
Investigators say Marquez claimed the shooting was self-defense and that he only intended to shoot his brother in the leg after his brother assaulted him during a fight. Instead, Marquez shot his brother in the stomach.
The victim died at the hospital.
Marquez was arrested and booked into jail. He is accused of multiple charges, including second-degree murder.