UPDATE: Police arrest 2nd suspect in Phoenix pawn shop robberyPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Police said Tuesday that they have arrested the second suspect involved in an armed robbery at a Phoenix pawn shop over the weekend.
Det. James Holmes said detectives caught up with that suspect early Monday morning. The 17-year-old Hispanic male has been booked into the Juvenile Detenetion Center, but investigators are not releasing his name.
Detectives say that teen suspect and another man, now identified as George Luis Villa Nueva, tried to rob the Central Pawn Shop near 41st Avenue and Indian School Road Sunday morning.
One of the suspects, police have not said which, held a gun on a 15-year-old employee.
Sgt. Andy Hill said that's when the store's manager pulled a gun of his own and fire several shots, hittine Villa Nueva, 21, in the head. He later died.
The teen suspect flad the scene in a vehicle belonging to a store customer.
Police say the investigation is ongoing.
ORIGINAL STORY: Pawn shop manager allegedly shoots would-be robber
PHOENIX -- Two would-be robbers got more than they bargained for when they tried to hit a pawn shop over the weekend.
Manager shoots robber
Pawn shop manager allegedly shoots would-be robber - Two would-be robbers got more than they bargained for when they tried to hit a pawn shop over the weekend.
The mask-wearing armed men went into the shop near 41st Avenue and Indian School Road late Sunday morning.
One of the two men was holding a 15-year-old employee at gunpoint by the front door. Sgt. Andy Hill of the Phoenix Police Department said that's when the store's manager pulled out a handgun and fired several shots.
One of the suspects, a 21-year-old, was hit in the head. At last check, he was in extremely critical condition.
The other suspect took off in a customer's car, a 1996 green custom-painted Suburban with the Arizona license plate AFC5540. Anybody who sees that vehicle should call 911 immediately.