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Man arrested in fatal shooting outside a Phoenix restaurant

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Posted at 9:09 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 00:09:12-04

PHOENIX (AP) - Police in Phoenix say a suspect is in custody in the fatal shooting of a man outside a fast-food restaurant earlier this month.

They say 24-year-old Lawrence Harrell is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder and armed robbery in the death of Willis Owens.

Harrell and the 32-year-old Owens got into an argument May 3 in front of the restaurant.

Police say Harrell pulled out a gun and shot Owens.

Owens was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Police say Harrell was booked into jail Wednesday.

It was unclear Thursday if Harrell has a lawyer yet who can speak on his behalf.