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16-year-old boy found dead in car with gunshot wound near 19th Avenue and Camelback Road

Phoenix Police
Posted at 9:05 AM, Feb 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-06 16:53:28-05

PHOENIX — Police are investigating after a 16-year-old boy was found dead inside a car with a gunshot wound in Phoenix Friday night.

Police said officers responded to a call of a vehicle that had crashed with a gate near 19th Avenue and Camelback Road just before midnight Friday.

Officers arrived at the scene and found 16-year-old Jaiden Torrez inside the car with a gunshot wound, according to police.

Torrez was pronounced dead at the scene by Phoenix firefighters.

An investigation to determine the cause of the incident remains ongoing.

If you have any information on this incident, you are asked to call the Phoenix Police Department or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-TESTIGO for Spanish).