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Teen arrested in fatal Phoenix park shooting

PHOENIX — Authorities say a 17-year-old boy will be charged with murder in
a fatal late-night shooting at a Phoenix park.

Phoenix police said Friday the teen is being detained in Maricopa County
juvenile court, where he will be charged with first-degree murder, attempted
first-degree murder and aggravated assault.

The teen was arrested Thursday.

Police said the suspect is accused of shooting at 22-year-old Dershawn Stuard
and a 14-year-old boy on June 26 while the two were playing basketball.

Stuard died at the scene but the 14-year-old victim’s injuries were not

Police initially spent several hours conducting a search of the area using
canines as well as getting a description of the suspect.


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