LAVEEN, AZ - A man already in custody on aggravated assault charges now is accused in a fatal Phoenix shooting three months ago.
Phoenix police said Friday that 20-year-old Terrell Denton is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder.
Authorities say 18-year-old Dewight Westbrook was walking with some female friends to a fast-food restaurant July 9 when a man approached from behind and shot him several times . Westbrook died from his wounds.
Homicide investigators say Denton allegedly was trying to become a gang member. They believe Westbrook was targeted because he lived in a different neighborhood than Denton.
Police didn't immediately know Friday whether Denton had a lawyer yet.
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