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PD: Arrest made in Phoenix shooting death of 16-year-old boy

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Posted at 8:44 AM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 12:54:26-05

PHOENIX — Police say they have arrested a suspect involved in a deadly shooting that occurred earlier this week in Phoenix.

On Thursday, police arrested 19-year-old Eduardo Rodriguez Madera in connection with the shooting death of 16-year-old Mohamed Shah Bin Salim. Police say Madera "admitted involvement in the incident" while being interviewed after his arrest.

Salim was shot at the intersection of 59th Avenue and Indian School Road around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday night.

Salim was in a car preparing to make a left when the vehicle's 21-year-old driver reportedly heard a popping noise he believed was a tire issue.

The driver, who has not been named by police, then noticed the rear window was damaged. Moments later, Salim reportedly said he didn't feel well.

The group tried to make their way home to call for help, but the driver saw Salim had been shot.

The driver stopped at a business near 55th Avenue and Camelback Road and asked people at the business to call for help.

Salim was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Detectives believe Madera followed the victims from a convenience store near 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road after he "took offense when the victims’ vehicle drove in front of the car he was driving."

Madera followed the vehicle Salim was in, shot at the car, then drove away.

Phoenix police detectives believe there were additional people in Madera's car when the shooting occurred and are asking for the vehicle's passengers to come forward.

You can contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6141. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.