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PD: Man shoots, kills teen in car near 43rd Avenue and Indian School Road

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Posted at 7:56 AM, Jun 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-05 08:05:50-04

PHOENIX — A man is in custody after allegedly shooting and killing a teen girl in Phoenix Friday morning.

Phoenix police officials say around 1:00 a.m., officers were called to the area of 43rd Avenue and Indian School for reports of a shooting.

Investigators say a woman was driving in the area with her two children when she saw a man in the roadway.

She stopped her vehicle nearby and police say the man, 23-year-old Francisco Sanchez, approached the vehicle and shot a girl in the front passenger seat.

Police say the girl, identified as 17-year-old Eunice Rodriguez, died at the scene.

Officials say Sanchez ran away from the scene and threatened another woman nearby. It's unclear if she was hurt.

Police were able to locate Sanchez and take him into custody. He is facing multiple charges, including homicide.