UPDATE: Police arrest second suspect in robbery, kidnapping

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PHOENIX -- Adrian Cantu was arrested without incident Wednesday morning in the area of 4500 W. Northern Ave.

He was interviewed by police and booked into jail on several felony charges.

The investigation is ongoing.


PHOENIX -- Police are investigating what they are calling an armed robbery and kidnapping.

Police were called out to a home in the area of 35th Avenue and Cactus Road shortly before 3:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Once they arrived on the scene, officers determined that Omar Garcia had been inside his home when Adrian Cantu and another unidentified man walked into the home.

Cantu, 19, and the other man were armed with handguns and demanded the keys to Garcia's Chevy Monte Carlo.

Garcia gave the men the keys and they left. Garcia then went Cantu's home, which is just a few doors down from his own, to tell his mother about the incident.

According to police, Julio Cantu, 26, walked out of the home with a rifle and opened fire on Garcia.

Garcia ran back to his house.

Officers from the Phoenix Police Special Assignments Unit surrounded the home where Julio Cantu was. They convinced him to surrender without further incident.

Nobody was injured, but investigators discovered several bullet strikes to property in the area.

According to Officer James Holmes of the Phoenix Police Department, Julio Cantu was in custody and has been booked in connection with the shooting. Police have not found Adrian Cantu.

The investigation is ongoing.