UPDATE: Court paperwork details arrest in Peoria deadly shooting and robbery

Posted at 3:18 PM, Apr 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 18:18:16-04

We now have additional information regarding a Peoria robbery and shooting that left one person dead Wednesday.

According to court paperwork, two witnesses contacted police after seeing the victim and business owner, 57-year-old Christina Park, on the ground behind the cash register.

Police reviewed store surveillance video which reportedly shows the suspect, later identified as, 18-year-old Jourdyn Ford, entering the Park Clothing Center, near 81st and Peoria avenues, around 4:30 p.m.

There the victim assisted Ford in choosing about $400 worth of clothing. After going to the cash register, Ford allegedly pulled a handgun and shot Park in the chest. He then walks around the counter and shoots her again in the eye. Ford then leaves the store with the clothing, getting into the victim’s Mercedes SUV.

Officers recognized Ford from an arrest in March when he allegedly left his three young cousins behind at a Walmart after he shoplifted.

Police contacted Mercedes Corporation and got them use the GPS tracker to locate the SUV, which was later found abandoned at an apartment complex, near 25th Avenue and Indian School Road.

Based on his prior contact with police, they were able to ‘ping’ his phone and located him that afternoon, near 43rd and Peoria Avenues. Ford was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit with a K-9 officer. 

Ford reportedly inquired about the condition of Park and also said he became scared when he gripped the gun tightly and pulled the trigger. He reportedly told police he shot her again after she screamed.

Police say Ford was wearing some of the stolen clothes and was carrying a .380 handgun when he was arrested.
The victim, Christina Park, was taken to the hospital in critical condition Wednesday but has since died.

He's being held without bond and is expected to face charges of homicide and aggravated robbery.