Police investigating homicide near I-17 and Glendale Avenue in Phoenix

Posted at 9:35 AM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-14 12:44:05-05

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department is investigating a homicide that took place on Friday, December 13, near I-17 and Glendale Avenue.

According to police, officers responded to a call of a shooting in the area around 9:30 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found a victim with a gunshot wound. The victim, who police identified as 35-year-old Javon Hatcher, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Investigators say the victim was involved in an altercation with the suspect , who is currently on the loose, before he was shot and killed.

Police could only say the suspect is a 44-year-old man. No further description is available at this time.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC15 for updates.