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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 11:32 pm

A San Tan Valley man is dead after shooting at Pinal County Sheriff's deputies and then fatally shooting himself in the head.

Sheriff's officials say 34-year-old Arciano Corona had arrest warrants for probation violations.

The sheriff's office received a frantic 911 call from Corona's wife about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Despite having an order of protection against Corona, she says he had burst through the front door of her San Tan Valley home, threatened her with a gun and was breaking windows.

When officer's arrived on scene, Corona pointed a sawed off shotgun at a deputy and fired, according to officials. Corona then got in his white Dodge Dakota truck and drove off.

One officer fired a round toward the truck and Corona fired back, said Babeu.

Deputies say Corona then drove into a desert area and stopped his vehicle. They say he was pronounced dead at the scene with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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