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Woman arrested following deadly Sunday double shooting at Phoenix hotel

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Posted at 6:07 AM, Aug 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-24 18:05:56-04

PHOENIX — A woman has been arrested in connection to a Sunday double shooting that left one person dead at a Phoenix hotel.

At about 3:30 a.m., a trio entered the hotel located near 44th and Van Buren streets and went to a room, according to court documents.

Multiple gunshots were heard around 5 a.m. and one individual who was shot fled the room, making it to the lobby.

Guests of the hotel tell an ABC15 photographer that they heard two loud bangs followed by the fire alarm system.

Police also say witnesses reported hearing yelling and an argument prior to the shooting.

An employee located the individual in the lobby and called 911, telling police, "we brought a girl over, she shot us, and she f****** robbed us."

When police went to the room, they found another individual inside with two gunshot wounds, who was later pronounced dead, according to court documents.

Surveillance video shows a woman, later identified as 25-year-old Ebony Willis, matching the description provided by the person who was shot, leaving the hotel via a staircase.

After obtaining a search warrant, police located several items in the hotel room that belonged to the three individuals, including a rental car agreement under Willis' mother's name, court documents said.

Police located Willis driving the rental car at an apartment complex near 7th Street and Northern Avenue, where she was taken into custody. Willis reportedly denied knowing the two individuals who were shot and denied being at the hotel.

A search of the apartment where Willis was found uncovered a handgun that matched the caliber of the gun used at the shooting, documents stated.

Willis was brought into custody on multiple charges, including one count of first-degree murder, two counts of armed robbery with a deadly weapon, and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.