Teen suspect arrested after fatal drive-by shooting in midtown Phoenix
Feb 9, 2023, 6:29 AM | Updated: Aug 13, 2023, 9:11 am
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PHOENIX — A suspect was arrested in the deadly drive-by shooting of a 15-year-old boy in midtown Phoenix, authorities said Wednesday night.
The suspect faces murder charges and was referred to the Juvenile Detention Center, the Phoenix Police Department said.
He is accused of shooting Isaac Perez Grado, 15, who died in a hospital Tuesday. A girl who was a bystander was injured during the Friday afternoon incident near First Avenue and Thomas Road, police said.
Grado was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He had been in a vehicle with other people around 4:40 p.m. when somebody in another vehicle opened fire on them, police said.
The girl, whose age wasn’t released, was walking with an adult when she was hit by the gunfire. Her injuries aren’t life-threatening, police said.
The suspect vehicle fled the area before officers arrived.
Multiple businesses were hit by gunfire, and the crime scene spanned more than three blocks, police said.
The investigation is ongoing. Anybody with information about the case was asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or, to remain anonymous, Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 480-TESTIGO (837-8446) for Spanish.