Phoenix police arrest 2 in attempted robbery, good Samaritan shooting

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by Jennifer Thomas

Video report by Kristine Harrington

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 8 at 1:48 PM

PHOENIX -- Phoenix police have arrested two suspects in an attempted robbery in which the victim and a good Samaritan were shot.

Dwayne Phelps, 24, was taken into custody Thursday and booked into the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail on one count of attempted armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Jasmine Shanead Greer, 21, was arrested Oct. 29 for conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

According to police, Jerold Garrison was riding his bike near 48th Street and Virginia Avenue on April 18 when he saw a man trying to rob a woman. Garrison was shot in the back of his neck as he tried to help the 21-year-old victim. The woman received a minor gunshot wound during the attack.

Both victims survived.

The suspect fled the scene.

During the investigation, Phoenix police detectives learned that Greer, an acquaintance to the female victim, had offered to sell her a vehicle and made arrangements for the victim to meet her in the area of the robbery.

Detectives developed information that a relative of Greer with the nickname of "Squeaky" was the shooter and later identified that person as Phelps, according to police spokesman Officer James Holmes.

A photo lineup was shown to the female victim on Thursday and police said she positively identified Phelps as the person who attempted to rob her and shot her.
 
Police allege that Greer conspired with Phelps to rob the victim of the money she was expected to have with her to pay for the car.

 

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