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Authorities look for link between Arizona slayings

Arizona authorities investigate whether deaths of sheriff's deputy, NH couple were linked By The Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) ' Authorities are investigating whether a sheriff's deputy killed while answering a burglary call and a New Hampshire couple found dead in their car in Arizona were killed by the same gunman.

Deputy William Coleman was gunned down early Sunday at a north Phoenix medical building.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says a man got out of a van and opened fire, striking Coleman under his bulletproof vest. The suspect was shot and killed by other deputies.

The Arizona Republic reports that Coleman and a New Hampshire couple found dead in their parked car near the resort town of Sedona on Friday were all shot with a high-powered rifle. And the two crime scenes are connected by Interstate 17.

Yavapai County sheriff's officials says they're comparing evidence with Maricopa County investigators and expect to have results sometime Monday.

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