Phoenix Teens Involved In Fatal Shooting
On Tuesday, Police arrested a fifteen-year-old girl in connection with the fatal shooting of a seventeen-year-old boy in Phoenix. According to Police, before the boy was shot, the suspect, the victim and a sixteen-year-old boy burglarized a home near 83rd Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road taking several weapons and numerous other items. According to Police Spokesman Trent Crump, the teenagers took the items to a nearby home to go through them. While there, the girl took out one of the guns, aimed it at the seventeen-year-old boy thinking she had cleared it of bullets, and pulled the trigger, fatally shooting him. Several neighbors heard the shot and came to the boy’s aid. Edgar Campos was one of the neighbors recruited to try to save the boy. Mr. Campos said, “I came out and saw total chaos.” Mr. Campos’ wife called 911 and relayed CPR instructions from the 911 operator to Mr. Campos. Mr. Campos said, “I had him breathing. I was compressing and putting air in his lungs.” The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to a local hospital but did not survive. According to Mr. Campos, when the shooting occurred, the boy was dressed in a Junior ROTC uniform, but Police were unable to confirm whether the boy belonged to the program. Mr. Crump said Police obtained a search warrant for the home and also questioned three people at the home, but they were uncooperative. According to Mr. Crump, the girl has been charged with burglary and homicide and the sixteen-year-old boy has been charged with burglary. If your child has been charged with a crime, contact the juvenile law attorneys at the law firm Oracle Law Group for assistance with your juvenile case.