Police want to talk to 'person of interest' in teen's murder

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PHOENIX -- Police are searching for the person who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was out jogging in central Phoenix Sunday morning.

It happened shortly before 8 a.m. in the area of 26th Street and Thomas Road.

When police arrived on the scene, they found Jonathan Garcia Valledaras lying in the street. He had been shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene, said Lt. Larry Jacobs of the Phoenix Police Department.

Neighbors in the area said they heard multiple gunshots. One of them called 911. While police don't have a motive or a suspect in the shooting, there is a man to whom they would like to speak.

Investigators said a black male between 20 and 30 years old was seen walking in the neighborhood. Police are calling that man a person of interest in the case. He is between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was wearing a blue cap with red trim, a white T-shirt, baggy jeans and might have had long braids.

Investigators are not calling the man a suspect; they believe he might be able to give them some insight into the deadly shooting and help them find the Valledaras' killer.

An account has been set up at Wells Fargo to help with funeral services. The account number is 2834134286.