Police seek motive, suspect in fatal shooting at Glendale Fry's store


by Andrew Michalscheck


Posted on November 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 18 at 10:40 AM

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Glendale police are searching for the suspect who gunned down a 16-year-old over the weekend.

Police responded to a call of a shooting at approximately 11:15 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of a Fry's grocery store at 43rd and Northern avenues.

Officers found the Glendale teen with at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police are not releasing the victim's name because he is a juvenile.

Police said the suspect originally was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall with a stocky build and wearing all black clothing. On Monday, police said newer information indicates the suspect appears to be a black male driving a dark-colored four-door car.

Sgt. Jay O'Neill said the victim had approached the suspect car for unknown reasons when the suspect opened fire. There is no known motive for the shooting at this time.

Detectives are asking anyone with any information to call 623-930-3000 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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