Flagstaff police arrest teen for homicide in weekend shooting

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Fernando Enriquez (Source: Flagstaff Police Dept.) Fernando Enriquez (Source: Flagstaff Police Dept.)
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Flagstaff police have made an arrest in a fatal weekend shooting at a rec center.

Police say 15-year-old Fernando Enriquez has been arrested and faces a charge of homicide.

Around 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3, there were reports of gunfire at the Hal Janson Recreation Center in Flagstaff.

When officers responded, they found 20-year-old Jacob Allen of Flagstaff shot to death.

Police also said that a teen boy had been shot and wounded at that same location, but that he had taken off from the scene. That teen, now identified as Enriquez, was later located and taken to Flagstaff Medical Center in stable condition. 

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Since that time, Flagstaff police have been trying to piece together exactly what happened.

Investigators have learned that this crime was not a random act and the community is not at risk. Police also say this was not a drive-by shooting as first thought.

On Tuesday. March 8, Flagstaff police arrested Enriquez as he was being released from the Flagstaff Medical Center.

Enriquez is being charged as an adult and will face a homicide charge.

He was booked into Coconino County Jail.

Two guns were reportedly involved in this crime. But only one was found at the scene. Investigators are searching for the second firearm but have not located it. 

Police are asking anyone with information about that second gun to please contact the Flagstaff Police Department at (928)774-1414 or Silent Witness at (928)774-6111 if you have any information in reference to this case.

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