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Double shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 critical in Tempe

Shooting near Loop 202 and Scottsdale Road in Tempe
Posted at 9:24 PM, Apr 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-30 12:00:44-04

TEMPE, AZ — Police say one man is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting in Tempe Tuesday night.

Officers were called to the Aura Watermark Apartments near Scottsdale Road and Loop 202 around 6:20 p.m. for reports of shots fired in the area.

When officers arrived, they saw a white passenger car leaving the complex which was believed to be involved in the incident.

Officers stopped the vehicle nearby and found two adult men inside suffering from gunshot wounds.

Police say both men were transported to the hospital to be treated. Officials say one sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and the second was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Tempe police say an outstanding suspect, 21-year-old Kwame Boy Keeton, turned himself in days later and is currently facing charges for weapons offenses and marijuana sales.

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ASU police say University Drive was closed in both directions between College and McAllister avenues while police worked to clear the scene.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Tempe police at 480-350-8311.