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Man arrested in connection with early-morning shooting in Phoenix

Dec 19, 2023, 9:38 PM | Updated: Dec 20, 2023, 1:33 pm

(Phoenix Police Photo)...

(Phoenix Police Photo)

(Phoenix Police Photo)

PHOENIX — A man is in police custody after the shooting death of a man in central Phoenix on Tuesday.

Phoenix officers responded to a report of a shooting just before 8 a.m. Tuesday in the area of 31st Avenue and Washington Street. Upon their arrival, they found an adult male, later identified as 29-year-old David Cordova, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Patrol officers followed up on early information from the investigation, leading to the identification of 46-year-old Henry Celaya in connection with Cordova’s death. Information led authorities to Celaya’s residence near 33rd Avenue and Washington Street.

A tactical unit with the Phoenix Police Department contained the area and detained Celaya without incident. He would later be booked into Maricopa County Jail.

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Man arrested in connection with early-morning shooting in Phoenix