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Police arrest man allegedly connected to July shooting death of 16-year-old

Dupree Rollins
Dupree Rollins (Phoenix PD photo)
Posted at 2:09 PM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-27 12:44:47-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police said they arrested an 18-year-old man connected to the shooting death of a 16-year-old in July.

Police identified the man as Dupree Rollins and released photos of him on Thursday.

Police believe Rollins and the 16-year-old, later identified as Romeo Perkins, were involved in some sort of fight at an apartment on July 20, near 25th and Glenrosa avenues, that resulted in a shooting.

Perkins was declared dead at the apartment.

Additional details of the investigation have not been released.

Rollins is facing charges that include first-degree murder.