PHOENIX — A suspect is in custody in connection with a drive-by shooting
in northwest Phoenix that killed two teenagers.
Phoenix police announced Monday evening that 22-year-old Carlos
Rodriguez-Espinoza is being held on suspicion of two counts of first-degree
He’s also facing charges of endangerment, drive-by shooting and being a
prohibited firearm possessor.
Authorities didn’t immediately know if Rodriguez-Espinoza has an attorney yet.
Police say 18-year-old Jason Jonathan Acosta-Ramos and 16-year-old Elliseo O.
Cantu died as a result of the shooting that erupted around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
The shooting occurred as the party to celebrate Acosta-Ramos’ birthday was
Four others were wounded in the shooting, including three other teens.
The arrest came after Cantu’s family pleaded with the public to come forward
with information about the fatal attack.