Man Shot & Killed by Family Member

On July 11, 2019 around 8:30AM Chandler police were summoned to the 5500 block of South Four Peaks Place for the report of a shooting.  When officers arrived they discovered 62-year-old Charles Vallow unresponsive and with two gunshot wounds to his chest.  Vallow, a resident of Texas, was pronounced deceased on-scene.

Investigators learned Vallow arrived at the residence to pick up his son.  Vallow’s estranged wife resides at the Four Peaks residence with their son and her daughter.  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, Vallow’s brother-in-law intervened on behalf of his sister.  Soon, Vallow and his brother-in-law were in a physical fight.

At one point during the fight, Vallow struck his brother-in-law in the head with a baseball bat.  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 estranged wife and brother-in-law were transported to the Chandler Police Department for questioning.  The two were released with no arrests and no charges filed at this time.  When completed, the case will be sent to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for review.