Police: suspect in Chandler assault now facing murder charge

Posted at 3:32 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 18:32:05-04

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Chandler say a suspect accused of assaulting and robbing an elderly man now is jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder after the victim died.

They say 21-year-old Jordan Antonio Sullivan has been booked into a Phoenix jail and also is facing charges of robbery, aggravated assault, theft of means of transportation and unlawful flight from law enforcement.

Police say the victim was assaulted at the gas pumps of a Chandler convenience store in the early morning hours of April and his car was stolen.

Sullivan was later stopped south of Phoenix while driving the stolen car and arrested by Gila River Indian Community police and booked into the Sacaton jail.

Police say the elderly man who was assaulted and robbed died from his injuries on April 19.