Around 8:40 a.m. on May 20, officers responded to a report in Casa Grande of a person who a vehicle struck, according to the Casa Grande Police Department.
Once at the scene, police found the victim, 59-year-old Billy Stephens, lying near the road suffering severe trauma. His girlfriend, 51-year-old Shelly Shears, was reportedly near the victim at the scene, police said.
Stephens was airlifted to a Phoenix-area hospital, where he died from his wounds, authorities said.
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During the investigation, officers believe Shears and Stephens got into a verbal argument before she allegedly hit him with her vehicle.
She is scheduled to appear in court on May 30.
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