Man accused of killing woman during argument taken into custody

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Jose Miranda By Jennifer Thomas Jose Miranda By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX – Police have arrested a man who shot and killed a woman during an argument on Tuesday.

Police said two women got into an argument with a man at an apartment complex near 15th Avenue and Roosevelt Street at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos said Jose Miranda, 68, allegedly  threatened one woman with a gun then shot the other woman.

Police officers found the victim on the ground in the courtyard and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been released, but Martos said she was a Hispanic woman in her mid-30s.

The suspect initially fled the scene on a bicycle. He was taken into custody just before midnight Tuesday. Miranda faces charges of first-degree murder, misconduct involving weapons and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.