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Man arrested for shooting that left teen seriously hurt in Phoenix

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Posted at 2:20 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 16:23:31-05

PHOENIX — A man has been arrested in connection to a shooting near a Phoenix intersection in early February that left a teen hospitalized.

According to police, a group of people were arguing near 40th Street and McDowell Road on February 4 when the suspect, later identified as 20-year-old Gabriel Martinez, pulled out a gun and shot the victim.

The teen was taken to the hospital with serious injuries but was expected to survive. An update on the victim's condition was not immediately available.

Phoenix police initially reported that three men had suffered gunshot injuries in the incident, and later clarified that there was only one juvenile victim.

Officers said at the time they knew who the suspected shooter was and that they were looking for him. On February 12, detectives developed probable cause and arrested Martinez.

Martinez is facing multiple counts including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, misconduct involving weapons, discharge of a firearm in city limits, and assault causing serious physical injuries.