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Suspect in deadly McDonald's shooting that killed employee turns self in

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Posted at 3:54 PM, Mar 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-08 06:35:23-05

LAVEEN, AZ — The teenage suspect in a deadly March shooting at a Laveen McDonald's has turned himself in, according to police.

Police confirmed that 16-year-old Christopher Track turned himself in at noon Monday.

In the morning of March 2, police were called to the area of 51st Avenue and Baseline Road for reports of a shooting.

During the initial investigation, police say 16-year-old Prince Nedd, an employee at McDonald's, was involved in an argument with Track in the restroom when shots were fired.

Track allegedly shot Nedd and ran away from the scene, officials stated.

It is unclear what Track will be charged with or whether Track will be charged as an adult.

There is now a growing memorial where the young victim lost his life.

The community has been dropping off items that tell us more about the McDonald’s employee, including a football, basketball, and teddy bears.

ABC15 spoke with a close family friend about the recent suspect arrest.

“I was glad he turned himself in. That was… that was the justice we needed for him, for Prince,” says Gabriele Molina, a close friend.

Gabriele and her sister were inspired to put together a bake sale, with all proceeds going to Nedd’s family. They are doing the baking from their own home.