April 19, 2014
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Police say a California fugitive wanted on child molestation charges killed his wife and turned the gun on himself in Flagstaff after spotting officers preparing to arrest him.
Police in Oceanside, Calif. say 52-year-old Andone Hairabedian was wanted on a $1 million bond on five counts of molesting a girl under 14.
Hairabedian and his wife fled their Oceanside home days after police served a warrant for him there.
Flagstaff police spotted Hairabedian's truck at a Ramada Inn hotel around 2 p.m. Tuesday. When Hairabedian left his room, Flagstaff police recognized him from a photo they got from Oceanside police.
As agents were preparing to arrest him, police say he dashed into the room. Minutes later, they heard shots and found Hairabedian and his wife dead.
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