PHOENIX - Phoenix police confirm to ABC15 an 18-year old man has been arrested in connection with a murder at a west Phoenix park.
At the moment, Vincent Lee Quimayousie is charged with murder, two counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Detectives say Quimayousie shot 16-year-old Andrew Murphy in the chest at Marivue Park as Murphy protected his younger sister during the robbery.
According to court documents, Murphy was shot twice in the chest and witnesses and responding police performed CPR, but the teen later died at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Witnesses, according to the documents, chased Quimayousie through the park as the 18-year-old fired shots while running.
Investigators say officers chased Quimayousie a few blocks away and say he threw what is believed to be the murder weapon, a .38 revolver, under a nearby car.
The court documents also state a witness chased Quimayousie through the park and Quimayousie fired shots while running from original shooting scene.
Quimayousie remains in the 4th Avenue Jail and more charges could be filed as detectives determine if he is connected to more crimes.
The victim's family members told ABC15 Murphy was at the park with his sister showing her gymnastics-style flips he had recently learned.
Murphy was well known in his church and training to become a Deacon.
ABC15 spoke with Murphy's dad, Dominic about the person who killed his son.
"I forgive him (Quimayousie)," said Dominic Murphy while crying. "You know the same God that loves my son loves that young man and if my son's death means him finding Christ and giving himself to Christ, it's worth it because he gets to meet my son in heaven."
The funeral for Andrew Murphy is set for September 23 at Beacon Light Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
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