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PD: 16-year-old arrested after shooting another teen in west Phoenix

Posted at 7:58 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 21:08:00-05

PHOENIX — Phoenix police say a 16-year-old has been arrested after shooting a 14-year-old boy in west Phoenix Monday evening.

Police say the victim was shot near 83rd Avenue and Indian School Road at around 6:30 p.m.

The boy was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition.

Police said Tuesday that the victim was in a room inside his home with several friends when the 16-year-old boy mishandled the gun and shot his friend.

The suspect fled the scene, then allegedly committed a robbery and took someone's vehicle at gunpoint.

The 16-year-old is being booked into the Durango Juvenile Detention Center for aggravated assault, weapons violations, and armed robbery. His name is not being released at this time.