2 suspects facing first-degree murder charges after fatal shooting at parking lot of Ikea in Tempe

Mar 22, 2022, 2:50 PM | Updated: 2:59 pm

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(Tempe Police Department Photo/Facebook)

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PHOENIX — Two suspects, including a minor, are facing first-degree murder charges following a fatal shooting in the parking lot of the Ikea in Tempe on Monday, authorities said.

Isaiah Williams, 18, and a 17-year-old boy are accused of killing 21-year-old Chris McCrimmon following a drug deal gone wrong, Tempe Police spokeswoman Natalie Barela said Tuesday during a press conference.

“During that transaction, some sort of altercation occurred that led to the shooting,” Barela said.

The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. at the Arizona Mills off Interstate 10 between Warner and Elliot roads, police said.

Williams and the minor suspect were detained following a traffic stop in Maricopa, according to police.

The suspects were also charged with aggravated robbery.

Tempe police is handling the investigation.

No additional information was available.

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2 suspects facing first-degree murder charges after fatal shooting at parking lot of Ikea in Tempe