Police arrest 3 after drug deal ends in shooting

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Enrique Sauce (left), Kendall Price (middle) and Blake Runyon (right) By Catherine Holland Enrique Sauce (left), Kendall Price (middle) and Blake Runyon (right) By Catherine Holland
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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Detectives arrested three people in connection with a shooting at a Tempe apartment complex.

It happened Friday afternoon at an apartment complex near Kyrene and Elliot roads.

According to the Tempe Police Department, Enrique Sauce, Kendall Price and Blake Runyon met there to complete a marijuana transaction.

Detectives said the three got into an argument that ended with them shooting each other.

Keisha Curley and her boyfriend, Gilbert Vasquez, said they heard what sounded like a dump truck making noise but later found out there had been a shooting.

"It was definitely scary," Curley said. "Thinking to myself, OK, I definitely heard that. That was so weird. I should have come outside."

"It's crazy just knowing something like that happens around here," Vasquez said.

A woman and 1-year-old twins were inside the apartment where the suspects met, but they were not hurt.

Police said Sauce, Pride and Runyon fled the scene in two vehicles. Offices located one of those vehicles, but the suspects were nowhere to be found. Detectives from the gang squad and the criminal investigation division caught up with them later in the day.

Sauce, 20, was booked and held to see a judge for aggravated assault, misconduct with weapons, in possession of marijuana for sale and for two counts of endangerment.

Pride, 24,  was booked and held to see a judge for armed robbery, aggravated assault, misconduct involving weapons, assisting a criminal street gang, possession of marijuana for sale and for two counts endangerment.

Runyon, 21, was booked and held to see a judge for possession of marijuana for sale and for two counts of endangerment.