AMBER ALERT: 2 children allegedly abducted in Arizona after double shooting

An Amber Alert for 8-year-old Victor Nunez-Coronado and 5-year-old Jonathan Nunez-Coronado was issued by the Phoenix Police Department Saturday | Photos courtesy of the Phoenix Police Department, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — An Amber Alert has been issued by the Phoenix Police Department for two young children who were allegedly abducted from their home in Arizona by their non-custodial parent, who authorities say shot the boys’ mother and her roommate Saturday morning.

An Amber Alert was issued for 5-year-old Jonathan Nunez-Coronado by the Phoenix Police Department Saturday, photo date and location not specified | Photo courtesy of the Phoenix Police Department, St. George News

Phoenix Police are looking for 46-year-old Dimas Nunez-Coronado, described as a Hispanic man with gray hair, brown eyes, standing 5 feet 6′ inches tall and weighing 190 pounds.

The missing boys are listed as 8-year-old Victor Nunez-Coronado and 5-year-old Jonathan Nunez-Coronado, who police say were taken by Dimas Nunez-Coronado, their biological father.

According to the Phoenix Police Department’s emergency dispatch center, the boys were taken from their home in a white 2009 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck that was found abandoned by officers Saturday afternoon in the Phoenix area.

An Amber Alert was issued for 8-year-old Victor Nunez-Coronado by the Phoenix Police Department Saturday, photo date and location not specified | Photo courtesy of the Phoenix Police Department, St. George News

Early Saturday morning, police responded to a residence near 32nd Avenue and Van Buren Street on a double shooting where they found the boys’ 24-year-old mother and a man both dead at the scene, according to the Phoenix Police Department. Police later learned the two boys were missing from the residence and issued the amber alert.

Anyone with information about the children or suspect is asked call the the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151.

This report is based on statements from police and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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6 Comments

  • 42214 September 1, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Too bad Phoenix is no longer a sanctuary city. If it was the migrant community would be working closely with law enforcement via open lines of communication and probably would have prevented this incident. If not preventable they (migrant community) would be working hard with authorities in harmony to bring this incident to a happy ending.

    • mesaman September 1, 2018 at 8:34 pm

      You assume this is an only alternative which is your opinion. He and his sons are probably in Mexico and sanctuary or not he probably planned this and knew he just a few hours away from his personal victory. May he be found and extradited back to the US to face double murder and kidnapping. And may the boys find it possible to move ahead from this traumatic experience.

      • 42214 September 1, 2018 at 9:15 pm

        No, May he and his anchor babies safely make it to Mexico and live happily ever after so we don’t have to spend another penny on them.

        • Carpe Diem September 3, 2018 at 7:22 am

          Geez, being a sanctuary city could not have possibly prevented this, but instead, any city such labeled is bound to have more than it’s fair share of crazy hombres.

  • ScanMeister September 3, 2018 at 9:23 am

    And she was pregnant…….Triple murder…….but it is ok for abortion clinic to kill in the womb.

    • Striker4 September 3, 2018 at 3:05 pm

      Yeah well that’s your opinion …..everybody has one

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