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Man arrested, victim paralyzed over stolen watch

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Posted at 2:52 PM, Feb 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-08 17:07:57-05

An Avondale man is accused of shooting and paralyzing a man after he stole his son's watch.

Court documents show that on the morning of Jan. 31, 44-year-old Young Samuel Chavez went to the victim's home near Litchfield Road and Western and shot the man with 22 caliber handgun.

The shots broke a rib, collapsing his lung and leaving the victim paralyzed.

Police say the day before, the victim and the suspect's son were at a nearby smoke shop when the victim stole the watch.

Avondale police say they did find a watch matching the description of the stolen watch at the home of the victim.

Chavez is being held without bond on charges of second degree attempted murder and aggravated assault.