PD: 3rd man arrested in Phoenix smoke shop murder

PHOENIX - Police say a third suspect has been arrested after a store employee was murdered in central Phoenix last month.

Lorenzo Garcia, 24, was booked into jail Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery.

The victim’s Cadillac Escalade was found abandoned in Peoria on Monday, according to Phoenix police.

Phoenix police say 47-year-old Kadhim Al-Taee was found dead inside the Smoke N Pipe store on April 29 when police responded to a burglary call.

Officers found the store ransacked and then found the victim dead inside. His 2004 Cadillac Escalade was also missing.

An 18-year-old man and 21-year-old man were arrested on May 6 in connection to the murder.

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