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Man shot, killed near 3rd Avenue and Roosevelt Street

Phoenix Police
Posted at 7:09 AM, Oct 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-05 20:52:56-04

PHOENIX — Police are looking for more information after a man was shot and killed in the downtown Phoenix area early Tuesday morning.

Officers responded to the area of 3rd Avenue and Roosevelt Street around 3:15 a.m. for a shooting call. At the scene, police found a man, later identified as 28-year-old Pete Barnett-Gearhart, with a gunshot wound who was pronounced dead.

Police say a man told officers he shot the victim in self-defense after a fight. That man remained on scene and cooperated with investigators, police say.

Officials say the case will be submitted to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for review.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to contact Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Callers to Silent Witness can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.