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PD: Arrest made in West Phoenix shooting that left man paralyzed

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Posted at 2:25 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 19:42:16-04

PHOENIX — A suspect is in custody after a shooting that left a Valley man paralyzed, according to court records.

Phoenix police report that on April 13 they responded to an apartment complex near 35th Avenue and Indian School Road where two people were shot.

Police say a woman was shot in the head and a man was shot in the shoulder but the bullet "lodged in his spine." Doctors would later confirm that he was paralyzed from the waist down.

The victim reported to police that he was sleeping when he heard an argument between the female victim and Duwaun Latay Williams, 20, who allegedly pushed her face back with his hand.

The woman ran to the front balcony and yelled for her mother, according to court records.

He then reportedly heard multiple shots being fired into the apartment from outside and saw Williams and another man firing shots out of the apartment.

Once the gunfire ceased, the victim reportedly went into the room to check on the woman when Williams allegedly fired a shot hitting him in the shoulder. He fell and was unable to move his legs.

As Williams jumped out of the third story window, he reportedly told the victim, "It was an accident."

Williams was located and arrested by police five days later.

He is being held on a $750,000 bond for aggravated assault.