Glendale Police said they arrested Shata Syreeta Johnson, 39, on charges of killing her husband, Timothy Johnson, 55.
Glendale Police responded to a home on the 5900 block of Redfield Road, less than a mile from Peoria shops on 59th Avenue.
Police said neighbors called 911 to a woman driving erratically and throwing items from her vehicle Feb. 10. Contacted outside her Glendale home, Johnson told the officers she was “fine,” and her husband was not at home.
She stated there was no one else inside the home and she did not need further assistance, police said.
Johnson went to a Phoenix Police precinct Feb. 13 and admitted to shooting and killing her husband outside their home, according to Glendale Police.
Glendale officers went to the Redfield Road home and located Johnson, deceased inside the vehicle parked in the carport.
“He appeared to have been shot once and it was determined he had been dead and left inside the vehicle for several days,” said Jay O’Neill, a police spokesman.
Johnson was transferred to Glendale police custody and was interviewed by detectives.
She allegedly told detectives she shot her husband during an argument, then moved the vehicle to hide her deceased husband’s body from neighbors.
She said she remained inside her home for days before going to the police.
Police arrested Johnson and charged her with second-degree murder and concealment of a dead body.