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

Posted: 10:26 AM, Jun 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-10 17:57:38-04
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PHOENIX — Court paperwork is offering additional details after a deadly shooting on 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.

Numerous witnesses reportedly told police that the suspect, later identified as 26-year-old Victor Garcia, was seen chasing the victim through a business parking lot while firing a handgun at him. The victim then fell to the ground. Witnesses say Garcia stood over Velazquez and fired three or four more shots, hitting him in the face.

Garcia then fled in a truck, according to police. Surveillance video provided police with a license plate number to the vehicle.

A patrol officer spotted the truck about 20 minutes later. The driver allegedly told police that Garcia had him drop him off in a neighborhood. The driver told police that, "Garcia never talked about what happened, why it happened or who the victim was.”

Police say Garcia was located and arrested the next morning in Tolleson.

Court records show that Garcia was convicted for armed robbery as a juvenile and was previously deported.

He is being held on a $1,000,000 cash bond for first-degree murder.