Police ID teens facing murder charges in Glendale shooting

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Two teens are facing murder charges in the shooting death of a worker at a Glendale-area apartment complex.

Glendale police said detectives arrested Theodore Montgomery, 18, and Abraham Ntiamoah, 15, on Dec. 6 and booked them into jail on four felony charges, including first-degree murder.

Police believe Montgomery and Ntiamoah, along with a third suspect, were involved in a fight at the apartment complex. One person was shot and was later interviewed by police. He is expected to be OK.

While the suspects were trying to flee the shooting, police believe they were confronted by 50-year-old Douglas Elliott. Elliott was a maintenance worker at the apartment complex near 65th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

Police believe the suspects shot Elliott, of Peoria, and took off in a black Cadillac sedan.

Elliott died of a gunshot wound to his upper body after being taken to a hospital.

Glendale police Sgt. Jay O'Neill said police didn't believe Elliott was armed.

A nearby school was placed on lockdown after police got word the suspects were seen running in the complex. Several apartments were also checked.  

The area is one of the "hot spots" for crime that police have targeted for heavier patrols.

Anyone with information on the shooting or the third suspect are asked to call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3399 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377).

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