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Phoenix police searching for suspect in connection to New Year’s Day murder

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are searching for a suspect in connection to the murder of a 22-year-old man that occurred shortly after the start of the new year.

The area where Olivas was allegedly shot in Phoenix.

The area where Olivas was allegedly shot in Phoenix.

Officers responded to the scene of a shooting in the area near 59th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard in Phoenix at 12:45 a.m. on New Year’s Day to find 22-year-old Jesse Olivas wounded from multiple gunshots.

Olivas later died at a local hospital.

Police said the suspect was shooting from an older model, gray 4-door sedan.

Police are asking anyone with information about the case to call Silent Witness at (480)W-I-T-N-E-S-S.

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