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Phoenix police suspect now in custody in fatal shooting

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Posted at 1:50 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 16:51:06-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say a suspect has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting last week. They say 27-year-old Jonathan Jesse Juarez has been booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.

It was unclear Monday if Juarez has a lawyer yet. Police say officers responded to a fight call Saturday night and they found a man with a gunshot wound inside a residence. Phoenix Fire Department personnel arrived and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. He was identified as 39-year-old William Jerry Anaya.

Detectives learned through the investigation that Anaya was involved in a verbal argument with two other men prior to the shooting. Police didn’t immediately say how Juarez was linked to the case.