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Suspect shoots, kills man during altercation at Mesa apartment complex, police say

Posted at 10:41 AM, Aug 12, 2018

Police are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred early Sunday morning at a Mesa apartment complex. 

Around 4 a.m., officers responded to the Villages at Sun Valley apartments near University Drive and Sossaman Road after receiving reports of a shooting.

According to a Mesa police spokesman, two men were attending a small gathering at the apartment complex when the pair got into an altercation.

During their argument, one of the men shot the other, officials said. 

The victim, whose name wasn’t immediately released, died at the scene as a result of his injury, authorities said. He is Hispanic and in his early 20s, but no additional information was provided.

The suspect, who is also a Hispanic man in his early 20s, remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators, officials said. His name has not been released either.

An investigation into the incident remains ongoing.