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Man shot, killed in IHOP parking lot in Avondale, suspect wanted

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Posted at 5:19 PM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 00:35:25-05

AVONDALE, AZ — Avondale police are searching for a suspect after a shooting in the parking lot of an IHOP near Interstate 10 and Dysart Road Sunday morning.

Police say the incident occurred at around 10:30 a.m. when they were called out to the scene in reference to a shooting.

Initial information is that 24-year-old James Archuleta was shot by an unknown suspect who fled the scene before officers arrived on the scene, authorities say.

The victim was then transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The Avondale Police Department is now searching for a grey or silver in color newer model BMW sedan that is believed to have been involved in the shooting.

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Officers say the investigation is underway and the suspect is currently outstanding.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Avondale Police Department at 623-333-7001 or Silent Witness at 480-948-6377.