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Arrest made in homicide, robbery near 19th Avenue and Dunlap

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Posted at 10:12 AM, Sep 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-18 17:09:32-04

PHOENIX — An investigation is underway after a man was found dead along a roadway in Phoenix early Friday morning.

Police say they were called to the area of 19th and Dunlap avenues around 4 a.m. where a man was found dead with obvious signs of trauma.

An armed robbery took place about an hour later near 19th Avenue and Hatcher Road. Police were able to detain a person of interest.

On Saturday morning, Phoenix police announced 30-year-old Jose Martinez was arrested and booked into jail on several charges, including murder, armed robbery with a deadly weapon, and aggravated assault.

Officials believe the two incidents are related but haven't released additional details.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact police or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.