Man arrested for killing teen at Phoenix party

Posted at 12:58 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 19:40:23-04

Police have arrested a man who fired multiple shots into a crowd of Phoenix partiers, killing one teen.

Court document show, that in the early morning of March 27, a fight broke out at a party of 45 people and one person fired multiple shots, into the crowd, killing a 16-year-old boy.

Police say they were called, around 3 a.m, to a report of a loud party, near 45th Avenue and Thomas Road. When they arrived they heard multiple gunshots coming from inside the home. 

Police arrived to the sound of gunshots coming from inside the home. A 16-year-old victim came out of the home with multiple gunshot wounds. Police took him to the responding paramedics, who pronounced him dead.

Police grabbed about 18 of the 45 partiers who fled the home, after the shots were fired.

Police learned that 21-year-old Dillon Orlando Archuleta was inside the home and saw one of his friends involved in a fight inside. Police say Archuleta pulled a handgun and fired seven shots into the crowd of people, hitting the victim several times.

One witness identified Archuleta as the shooter and another saw him leave the home with the gun in his hand.

Archuleta was found two days later and allegedly told police that he brought the gun to the party and fired five shots inside the home, when seeing his friend involved in a fight.

Archuleta says a friend dumped the gun in a canal.

Archuleta is being held without bond on a charge of second degree murder.