Horseplay causes death at Phoenix intersection, suspect arrested

PHOENIX (AP) - A suspect is in custody after horseplay caused the death of a 23-year-old man in Phoenix.

Phoenix police said officers responded to the area of 19th Avenue and Dunlap Avenue for a reported traffic crash involving a pedestrian.

As officers began to investigate, they determined the victim and the suspect were engaging in horseplay on the sidewalk before the crash. 

The suspect, 26-year-old Tyrone Turner, told police he pushed 23-year-old Terrance Veale whom then stumbled into the road and was hit by a vehicle. 

Turner was booked into jail for negligent homicide. 

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