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PCSO identifies teen found dead inside San Tan Valley home

5-year-old boy found dead inside San Tan Valley home
Posted at 10:38 AM, Sep 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-29 20:17:21-04

SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ — Authorities are investigating after a 15-year-old boy was found dead Sunday inside a home in San Tan Valley, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said.

PCSO said in a series of tweets on Monday that multiple shots fired were reported just after 1 p.m. Sunday at the home, near Hunt Highway and Bella Vista Road.

Deputies then found the teenager, later identified as Joshua McCoy, dead inside. Detectives are investigating McCoy's death as a homicide, PCSO said.

Joshua McCoy

In a video released on Twitter Monday, Sheriff Mark Lamb said the boy's death is believed to be an isolated incident, and families in the area should not be worried about any ongoing safety concerns.

Detectives are asking for neighbors to check their home security videos for images of a believed suspect wearing all black and riding a motorized scooter in the neighborhood between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. PCSO released one video of the suspect on Wednesday afternoon.

Officials said they had also been made aware of a man going door-to-door in the area of the incident asking homeowners to view their security video from the date of the homicide.

The sheriff's office later confirmed the man is a family member of McCoy's.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with McCoy's funeral expenses. If you would like to help, you can donate here.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call PCSO at 520-866-5111.