Glendale police arrest two suspects in death of 50-year-old Peoria man

GLENDALE, AZ - Police say two men are behind bars for the shooting death of a 50-year-old man at an apartment complex in Glendale.

The shooting happened December 3 in the parking lot of an apartment complex near 67th Avenue and Bethany Home.

Glendale police spokeswoman Tracey Breeden said the victim, Douglas Elliott of Peoria, was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Police said Elliott, who was doing maintenance work at the apartment complex, was shot by two males who did not live in the area.

Breeden said on December 6, Glendale detectives developed probable cause to arrest a 15-year-old male and 18-year-old Theodore Montgomery.

Detectives believe Montgomery and the teen, along with a third outstanding suspect were involved in an altercation in the complex that escalated into a separate shooting of another man.

Breeden said that shooting victim sustained a non life threatening gunshot wound to the body. 

Authorities said after the first shooting incident, the three suspects fled on foot through the complex. At some point, while the suspects were attempting to flee, Elliott confronted the suspects. It is believed the suspects then shot Elliott, before fleeing the scene in a black Cadillac sedan.

Montgomery and the 15-year-old were booked and charged on four felony charges, to include first degree murder.

Breeden said police do not have any additional information to release at this time on the case or the outstanding suspect. 

Investigators say they have positively identified the outstanding suspect and are currently following up on leads related to that suspect. 

The Glendale Police Department encourages anyone that has information on this case to call the Glendale Police Department at (623) 930-3399 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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