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Suspect arrested after fatal shooting of man in Phoenix on Wednesday

Nov 17, 2023, 8:00 PM

Christopher Hernandez was booked on multiple charges after being accused of murder...

A man was arrested Thursday evening in connection to the fatal shooting of a man in Phoenix Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2023. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)

(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)

PHOENIX — A man was arrested Thursday evening in connection to the fatal shooting of a man in Phoenix a night earlier, authorities said.

Christopher Hernandez, 44, was booked into Fourth Avenue Jail and faces one count of second-degree murder, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count of prohibited possession and one count of misconduct involving weapons.

Officers responded to a shooting call around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in a neighborhood near 43rd Avenue and McDowell Road, the Phoenix Police Department said.

When they arrived, they found 31-year-old Renato Espinoza with an apparent gunshot wound.

Espinoza was taken to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

A daylong investigation developed probable cause for the arrest of Hernandez.

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Suspect arrested after fatal shooting of man in Phoenix on Wednesday