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2nd suspect arrested in September drive-by shooting that killed Phoenix teen in bed

Jun 6, 2024, 2:40 PM | Updated: Jun 7, 2024, 6:23 am

A second teen was arrested for his connection to a drive-by shooting....

16-year-old Jason Richards, left, was arrested Wednesday for his alleged involvement in the death of 15-year-old Giaginette Brown, right. (Phoenix Police Department Photo/GoFundMe Photo)

(Phoenix Police Department Photo/GoFundMe Photo)

PHOENIX — A second suspect was arrested for his alleged involvement in a drive-by shooting that killed a teenage girl in September, the Phoenix Police Department announced Thursday.

The shooting left 15-year-old Giaginette Brown, who was sleeping in her bed, dead from at least one gunshot wound. Evidence suggested shots entered her home between midnight and 3 a.m.

Identified as a suspect in January, 16-year-old Jason “JJ” Richards was arrested and booked into juvenile detention on Wednesday.

Another suspect involved in the case, 17-year-old Isaac Orozco, was arrested in January. A Maricopa County Grand Jury indicted Orozco as an adult on two felony charges, including second-degree murder, a week later.

Authorities said Thursday they believe others involved in the drive-by shooting are still outstanding.

Anyone with more information can contact Phoenix PD or submit an anonymous tip through Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 480-TESTIGO (837-8446) for Spanish.

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2nd suspect arrested in September drive-by shooting that killed Phoenix teen in bed