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Woman shot dead overnight at downtown Phoenix hotel

Jul 5, 2024, 8:00 PM | Updated: Jul 16, 2024, 12:36 pm

PHOENIX — Officers are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a woman at a downtown Phoenix hotel overnight Thursday, the Phoenix Police Department said.

Police responded to the hotel Friday morning around 3:30 a.m. near Central Avenue and Adams Street where they found a woman who had been shot in a hotel room.

She was pronounced dead on the scene. The victim was identified later as 28-year-old Desiree Serpas.

All other details are part of an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information to the case should provide an anonymous tip by calling Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish speakers. Helpful information will be met with a reward.

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Woman shot dead overnight at downtown Phoenix hotel