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18-year-old Phoenix man accused of shooting man to death

Sgt. Tommy Thompson said Monday that 18-year-old Jacob Soto has been booked on suspicion of first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and misconduct involving weapons.
Posted at 8:08 AM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 11:08:58-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police have made an arrest in the killing of a man whose body was found in an alley.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson said Monday that 18-year-old Jacob Soto has been booked on suspicion of first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and misconduct involving weapons.

Officers responded to reports of a disturbance Sunday around 3 a.m. Upon arrival, they found the body of 31-year-old Felipe Villanueva in an alley.

He was immediately pronounced dead. Investigators determined that the victim and Soto had gotten into a fight that culminated with Soto shooting him. They located Soto and took him into custody without incident.