PHOENIX - Officials have arrested a 20-year-old man after a body was found near a canal on Tuesday.
According to Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson, 20-year-old Robert Nicolai was arrested after he allegedly shot 19-year-old Isaiah Orantes after the two were involved in an illegal drug transaction.
Officers responded to 47th Avenue and Cholla Street around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday night after getting reports of shots fired.
Officers responded to the scene but did not find anything.
Officials received a call 30 minutes later from an individual who found a man's body in a canal bank in the same area, Thompson said.
Nicolai was booked on first degree murder charges.