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Phoenix PD: 13-year-old shot, killed by other teen

Phoenix Police
Posted at 12:28 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 12:56:07-04

PHOENIX — Police say a 13-year-old boy is dead after he was shot by a 16-year-old in Phoenix Tuesday morning.

Officers were called to an apartment near 19th Avenue and Roeser Road around 11:15 a.m. for reports of an “accidental” shooting.

Detectives at the scene learned through their investigation that the victim, 13-year-old Arthur Miles, was visiting a friend’s house when the shooting occurred.

The friend, a 16-year-old boy, entered the bedroom where Miles was lying with a handgun and admitted to “antics” with the weapon. At that time, Miles was shot.

Miles was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition where he later died.

Police say the 16-year-old is detained at the Maricopa Juvenile Court Center.