3 suspects arrested, including 2 minors, after fatal shooting in Phoenix

Oct 10, 2022, 9:06 PM | Updated: Oct 14, 2022, 3:05 pm
Martin Ramirez-Contreras (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)...
Martin Ramirez-Contreras (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)
(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)

PHOENIX — Three suspects, including two minors, were arrested after a woman was fatally shot in a Phoenix residential area early Monday, authorities said.

Officers responded to an unknown trouble call at a gas station at 27th Avenue and McDowell Road and located a woman in the passenger seat of a vehicle with a gunshot wound, the Phoenix Police Department said in a press release.

Yenni Dominguez Leyva, 35, died on scene after being taken out of the vehicle, which was occupied by two other adults and five children.

Officers were informed a group of suspects returned to a nearby home but allegedly received no answer when they attempted to communicate with those inside. Police attained a warrant and entered the residence, where they detained two men and two teenage boys, authorities said.

One of the men, 19-year-old Martin Ramirez, was booked for multiple felonies, including second-degree murder and aggravated assault.

The minors, both in their late teens, were also arrested.

Witnesses told officers that multiple suspects opened fire at the vehicle containing Dominguez Leyva as it made its way through a neighborhood near 32nd Avenue and McDowell Road. The vehicle, which was in the area to pick up a relative, sped off and stopped at the gas station, police said.

Detectives are actively investigating the incident and processing evidence.

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3 suspects arrested, including 2 minors, after fatal shooting in Phoenix