Police: Repairman charged with murder in deadly Surprise shooting

Posted at 3:41 PM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 17:09:22-04

Surprise police say a repairman was booked into jail after he reportedly shot and killed a man at his home on Friday. 

According to police, around 3:20 p.m., officers responded to a home near Citrus Road and Grand Avenue for a report of a shooting. 

A repairman, identified as 26-year-old Robert Moore, had been called to the home to install an air-conditioner in the garages, police paperwork states. He was working for Arrowhead Air at the time. 

Police say at some point an altercation ensued between Moore and a resident of the home, 41-year-old Frank Pineda, in the garage. Moore told officers that Pineda demanded half of his money back for an unknown reason and began punching him in the face. Police paperwork says that Moore warned Pineda that he was armed, but the fight continued. 

During the fight, police say Pineda was shot in the head by the repairman. He was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

Moore was taken into custody after calling 9-1-1 and has been cooperative with investigators throughout the process, police said. However, his story to police has had minor changes, according to paperwork.

Paperwork also says officers noticed no visible injuries to Moore's face or Pineda's hands that would coincide with a physical altercation. Doctors also noticed no usual evidence that the gunshot wound on the victim's head was from a close-proximity shot. 

The gun used in the deadly shooting was reportedly stolen at some point.

During a later search of Moore's work van, police located a different gun under the seat, as well as a magazine, pipe and small bag of marijuana.

Moore was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail for a count of second-degree murder following a "thorough" investigation, according to police. Moore also has charges of aggravated assault, weapon possession and marijuana possession. 

A GoFundMe account has been set up by the family of the shooting victim to help with funeral costs.