Alleged homicide suspect arrested for shooting man at 67th Avenue and Indian School Road

Phoenix Police
Posted at 6:25 AM, Jun 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-09 09:41:55-04

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department has arrested an alleged suspect who was involved in a homicide that occurred Friday, June 7, near 67th Avenue and Indian School Road.

According to Phoenix police, officers responded to an address near the intersection around 3:15 p.m. to find a 34-year-old man, later identified as Jesus Velazquez, with gunshot injuries.

Velazquez was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police say the suspect, 26-year-old Victor Garcia, was arrested Saturday morning.

Garcia was booked into jail on first-degree murder charges.

Additional information about what led up to the shooting was not immediately available

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