YOUNGTOWN, Ariz. — Authorities said a man wanted in connection with a fatal
shooting outside a Youngtown hotel is in custody.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s investigators said 22-year-old Joseph Gonzales was
arrested Wednesday morning near Surprise.
They said the shooting occurred Saturday night in the parking lot of a Best
Western hotel in Youngtown, located west of Phoenix.
Witnesses reported hearing a gunshot and seeing a man lying motionless on the
The shooter allegedly fled the scene in a car.
Sheriff’s officials said the driver of that vehicle was taken into custody
Monday night at a home in Phoenix.
The sheriff’s homicide unit had been following up on tips about Gonzales’
location until he was arrested.