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Man fatally shot at party after mishandling gun near 63rd Ave and McDowell

Posted at 8:18 AM, Feb 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 06:51:37-05

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department says a 23-year-old man was fatally shot at a party Saturday morning while he and a suspect were mishandling a gun.

Officers were called to an apartment near 63rd Avenue and McDowell Road around 3:30 a.m. Saturday for reports of shots fired.

Authorities say Jose Sanchez-Gamboa was found with a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following an investigation, 29-year-old Fausto Galindo-Gonzalez was arrested. Phoenix police say the two men were mishandling the gun that belonged to Galindo-Gonzalez when it was fired.

He was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on manslaughter charges.

The investigation remains ongoing.