Phoenix PD: Teen killed during robbery at Boost Mobile store

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Jose Ruiz By Andrew Michalscheck Jose Ruiz By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- A Valley teenager was killed during what police believe was a robbery at a Boost Mobile store.

Police received a call Saturday evening of an open door at the Boost Mobile at 6115 S. 51st Ave.

The caller said that the door was open and the lights were on when she arrived at the store, but no one was inside.

Officers responded and found 18-year-old Jose Luis Ruiz dead behind the counter from an apparent gunshot wound.

Police said there was evidence that a robbery had taken place, and they believe that was the motive behind the killing of Ruiz.

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