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Police: Five arrested, including three juveniles, in Phoenix homicide

Posted at 8:44 PM, Dec 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-31 21:35:10-05

PHOENIX — Phoenix police have arrested five people, including three minors, in connection with a homicide Saturday night.

Officers responded just before midnight Friday night to an apartment complex near 43rd Avenue and Indian School Road for a report of a shooting. Around the same time, police were also notified of two people showing up at a nearby hospital emergency room with gunshot wounds.

Police learned the incidents were connected and say two adults, 20-year-old Mozafer Babiker and 21-year-old Marquis Momon, went to the apartment complex to rob 18-year-old Telvin Goll. Babiker, Momon, and one of the teens forced open Goll's apartment door and both sides started shooting.

Goll was hit and died at the scene, according to a police department spokesperson. Momon and the teenage accomplice were also shot and were driven to the hospital by Babiker and the other teen suspects.

Momon, who was shot in the ankle, was treated and released. The teen who was shot, a 15-year-old boy, remains in critical condition. Charges are pending against him and the two other juveniles, boys ages 16 and 17.

Babiker and Momon have been arrested and charged with one count of first-degree murder, among other felonies, police said.

Investigators believe drugs were a factor in the homicide.