Phoenix PD: Man shot, killed by suspect after ongoing dispute

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Steven Arvallo (Source: ADOC) Steven Arvallo (Source: ADOC)
The shooting happened in the area of 99th Avenue and Broadway Road. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The shooting happened in the area of 99th Avenue and Broadway Road. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The victim later died in the hospital. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The victim later died in the hospital. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A suspect who shot and killed a man in Tolleson on Monday evening was involved in a shooting on Interstate 10 on Tuesday morning, according to authorities.

On Monday, officers found 45-year-old Steven Arvallo on the sidewalk near 99th Avenue and Broadway Road with multiple gunshot wounds.

He later died in the hospital.

Detectives learned that the victim was involved in an ongoing dispute with 36-year-old Sladjan Petkovic and an argument led up to the shooting.

After the Petkovic shot Arvallo, he opened fire into his residence, police said.

A woman and juvenile male inside the home were not injured.

Petkovic attempted to force his way into the residence but could not open the door.

He then shot the Arvallo several more times before fleeing in a gray Jeep Cherokee.

The next day, Petkovic opened fire at a truck driver and got into a gunfight with Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers. He was injured and transported to a hospital by a medical helicopter.

Arvallo was a longtime employee of the Arizona Department of Corrections.

In an email to staff Tuesday, Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan called Steven Arvallo a loving son, husband and father with two children.

Arvallo previously worked as a correctional K-9 officer until his retirement in 2015.

He later returned to work and was promoted to background investigator about a year ago.

His family has set up a Go Fund Me account to help with expenses.
 

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