Michael Dante Guzzo Suspected of Killing 4 People and 2 Dogs

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 27, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Michael Dante Guzzo is accused of fatally shooting four people–all part of the same family–and two dogs in Phoenix, Arizona.

Guzzo shot Bruce Moore, 66; Bruce’s son-in-law Michael Moore, 42; Renee Moore, 36; and Renee’s son Shannon, 17 on Saturday morning, police say.

Guzzo later killed himself. He was the Moore’s next-door neighbor.

“While there is some speculation from perhaps neighbors that maybe Guzzo had an issue with barking dogs, we just don’t know,” Sgt. Tommy Thompson said Sunday, reported KTAR. “There are questions we may never be able to find answers for because the victims and suspect are dead in this case. It is a senseless tragedy, a senseless act of violence.”

Guzzo doesn’t have a criminal record.

Guzzo shot through the front door and window of another nearby townhouse before going back inside his home and shooting himself.

“Our hearts, our thoughts, our prayers go out to the family and friends of the Moores,” Thompson said. “And when I say that it’s not just the police department, it’s everybody in the community because something like this touches the entire community.”

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.