Suspect arrested after juvenile in car grazed by bullet in Phoenix

Sep 22, 2022, 10:15 AM

Mark Strickland (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)...

Mark Strickland (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)

(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)

PHOENIX – A suspect was taken into custody after a juvenile was grazed by a bullet in Phoenix this week, authorities said Wednesday.

Officers responded to a shooting call near 27th Avenue and Van Buren Street around 2:40 p.m. Monday and found the victim with a graze wound, the Phoenix Police Department said in a press release.

The juvenile taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

The suspect was identified as 33-year-old Mark Douglas Anthony Strickland, who allegedly shot at vehicle occupied by the juvenile and an adult, police said.

The adult, who was not injured, and Strickland have an ongoing dispute, police said.

Strickland left the scene after the shooting but officers were able to find and arrest him.

He was booked into Maricopa County Jail on four counts of assault and one weapons count.

No other details were made available, and the probable cause statement filed in court for Strickland’s arrest was sealed.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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Suspect arrested after juvenile in car grazed by bullet in Phoenix