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Suspect arrested in February 2019 fatal shooting in Phoenix

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Posted at 7:04 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 09:04:37-05

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say they have arrested a suspect in a homicide case from last year. They say 40-year-old William McCoy was taken into custody Tuesday with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force. McCoy is jailed on suspicion of murder.

Police say 24-year-old Abdulai Sesay was one of two men found shot in a vehicle last Feb. 3. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police say witnesses reported a verbal argument occurred prior to the shooting and the suspects fled in a vehicle. A month later, detectives developed probable cause for the arrest of two suspects including McCoy, but he couldn’t be located.