PD: Argument over sex act led to double shooting in Phoenix; man arrested

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PHOENIX -- Police have arrested a suspect in a double shooting in Phoenix.

Marshon Garth, 23, was arrested Friday and is facing first-degree murder, aggravated assault and kidnapping charges in connection with the deadly April 30 shooting near Baseline Road and 35th Avenue.

Investigators said a 27-year-old woman was working as an exotic dancer and met with Garth at a nearby residence. She agreed to perform a sex act in exchange for money. Afterward, they had an argument over the payment and she called her boyfriend for help leaving the residence.

Police said Garth shot at both victims as they left, causing their vehicle to run up on the curb and hit a tree.

The woman survived her injuries. Michael Ray Gauer, 23, died at the scene.

Garth denied involvement in the incident.