PD: Arrest made after man found dead at park in west Phoenix

Posted at 9:59 AM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-21 14:54:08-04

Officials have made an arrest after a 19-year-old man was found dead in west Phoenix on Thursday morning.

Phoenix police said officers were called to a park near 87th Avenue and Clarendon for a report of an unconscious man. Officers found that the man, identified as Naz Moothery, had obvious signs of trauma which indicated foul play. 

Neighbors had told police they heard gunshots sometime between 12:45 a.m. and 2 a.m. 

Later in the day, a 17-year-old man who was arrested by Glendale police for an armed robbery told investigators he knew about a homicide that took place in the park where Moothery was found. 

Detectives from Phoenix Police then interviewed the 17-year-old and later arrested and booked him for the murder of Moothery. 

Phoenix police said the suspect and victim are known to each other. 

No other information was immediately available.