Jorge Vargas murder: Police release sketch of possible suspect

PHOENIX - Phoenix police have released a sketch of a possible suspect wanted in connection with the shooting death of a detention officer outside his home on Thursday morning.

Sgt. Trent Crump said a witness reported seeing a subject who possibly matched the suspect's description and provided information to a forensic artist who created the composite drawing.

Investigators have not determined a motive for the shooting of 27-year-old Jorge Vargas.

Police said Vargas was in partial uniform and working on  his pickup truck outside his home getting ready to go to work.

Police said a person was seen running from the scene at the time neighbors heard shots fired and they found the wounded victim.

The suspect has been described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 8 tall, 155-160 pounds, with black hair, a white T-shirt and black shorts.

Anyone with information about the man in the picture is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department's Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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