PD: Argument turns deadly in west Phoenix

Posted at 7:27 AM, Mar 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-26 17:46:49-04

The Phoenix Police Department is investigating after a man was found shot dead near 67th Avenue and Thomas Road Saturday morning.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Kevin Gomez Amavizca, according to officials. 

Just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday officers responded to the area for a shooting call, according to a Phoenix police spokesperson.  

Police learned that Amavizca was involved in a verbal argument with 23-year-old Heribeto Celaya-Leyva. 

The argument turned physical and led to Celaya-Leyva shooting Amavizca, according to police. 

Witnesses told officers that both men knew each other. 

Based off information gathered and interviews done by officers, Celaya-Leyva was arrested on charges of second degree murder and prohibited possessor. 

Stay with ABC15 and for updates on this developing story.




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