Police arrest suspect in Phoenix homicide; teen remains at large

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PHOENIX -- Phoenix police officers arrested one of two suspects in the murder of a 39-year-old man last week.

Police officers responded to a shooting call at a home near 24th Street and Broadway Road on Thursday afternoon.

Officers found a man who had suffered a fatal gunshot wound lying in the driveway. He died at the scene.

Phoenix police spokesman Officer Luis Samudio said investigators determined that the victim, Duwayne Simmons, was involved in a verbal altercation with two men. During the confrontation, the suspects robbed and killed him.

"We were trying to get him to lead a better life and these are the things that happen ... you take wrong turns in life," said George Nash, the victim's uncle.

Several witnesses were in the area when the incident occurred and were able to identify the two suspects, who had fled the scene.

Samudio said one of the suspects, Calvin Finley, 26, was arrested during a traffic stop near 83rd Avenue and McDowell Road early Tuesday morning.

Police determined that Finley had been hiding at a home in Goodyear. He faces first-degree murder, kidnapping and armed robbery charges.

The other suspect, William Jack Jr., 18, is still outstanding.

The Phoenix Police Department is asking for the public's help to locate Jack. If anyone recognizes and/or knows his whereabouts, they are encouraged to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.