Police investigate homicide in South Phoenix

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PHOENIX -- A young man is dead and investigators are going door to door to gather as much information as possible.
 
Just before 5 a.m. Wednesday, Phoenix police answered a call of an injured person at the apartments near Ninth and Southern avenues. When they arrived the victim was lying motionless next to a bicycle and a passerby was trying to perform CPR.

Police said there was trauma to the upper body, but they have not confirmed the cause of death. It is being investigated as a homicide.

The victim has been identified as Joseph L. Figueroa, 20.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.