Mesa police looking for suspect after man found shot

Posted at 4:31 AM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-13 19:51:16-04

Police say a man has died after being hit in a shooting early Thursday morning.

Officers responded to an apartment complex near Main Street and Country Club Drive in Mesa around 3:45 a.m.

One man was found with a gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital. The victim, described as a 55-year-old man, later died at the hospital. 

A witness told police the suspect left the area, but no description has been provided by police.

Authorities said it appeared the shooting was drug related.

Saturday afternoon, police said the victim was identified as Willy James Thomas.

The suspect, later identified as 22-year-old Jesus Armando Carillo, was tracked down by one of the department's specialty units and was killed in an officer-involved shooting, police said.