On 04/24/12 SPD received a tip from a citizen about the location of the victim’s vehicle after it was shown by the media. Detectives were able to conduct surveillance on the vehicle in an apartment complex in the 2500 block of West Georgia in Phoenix.
On 04/25/12 at 1:00 pm an individual went to the parked vehicle, entered it and drove it westbound on Georgia and parked it on the south side of the street west of 27th Avenue. After the suspect exited the vehicle he was approached by detectives and fled on foot. As he ran he threw personal property including the victim’s car keys and a backpack. After a brief struggle the suspect was apprehended in the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex. A subsequent search of the backpack revealed a handgun believed to possibly be the murder weapon.
The relationship between the victim and suspect along with the motive for the crime are part of the ongoing investigation.
The suspect was booked on multiple counts including 1st Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, Auto Theft, Aggravated Assault on an Officer, and Resisting Arrest.
Investigation has revealed that a 2001 silver Chevy Malibu with Arizona plate ARG1490 may be associated with this crime. If anyone has information on the location of this vehicle please contact the Scottsdale Police Department’s tip line at 480-312-COLD or online at https://eservices.scottsdaleaz.gov/eservices/tipline/.
If whereabouts of the vehicle is known, please don’t approach the vehicle as the occupant(s) may be armed and dangerous.
SPD is on scene of a homicide at a medical complex on Desert Cove just west of 89th Place.
At 12:30 we were called to the scene where a male custodial worker had been shot by unknown person(s) who fled the scene. The gunshot was heard only so there is no description of the shooter. The victim was transported to SHC Osborn where he was pronounced dead.
At this time information is limited and the PIO is heading to the scene. Staging will be south of the scene just west of the Country Inn Suites.
Officer David Pubins