Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 18-year-old at apartment in Mesa

Nov 12, 2022, 1:00 PM

Joe Rim (Chandler Police Department Photo)...

Joe Rim (Chandler Police Department Photo)

(Chandler Police Department Photo)

PHOENIX — A man was arrested for allegedly fatally shooting an 18-year-old at an apartment party in Mesa earlier in the week, authorities said.

Joe Rim, 20, was booked into jail Thursday afternoon and held on a $1 million bond for second degree murder, the Mesa Police Department said in a press release.

Police said they responded to the shooting on Sunday near Dobson Road and Southern Avenue around 5 a.m.

They found Stephen Jacobo with a gunshot wound and pronounced him dead at the scene.

One witness told police they saw the suspect fire his weapon at Jacobo during an argument, while another said they were in the bathroom when they heard a gunshot. Both witnesses identified Rim through a photo lineup, police said.

Jacobo was arrested around 3:30 p.m. Thursday after he was pulled over by a patrol vehicle near Interstate 10 and Wildhorse Pass Boulevard.

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Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 18-year-old at apartment in Mesa