Police searching for suspect in Phoenix shooting


by Andrew Michalscheck


Posted on June 20, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 20 at 9:53 PM

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PHOENIX -- Police are looking for a man who shot another man in his backside Thursday night.

According to authorities, the incident started when two men began fighting inside a building at Third Avenue and Osborn.

A third man heard the commotion and tried to break up the fight, which is when one of the men shot him in his backside. 

A man who came face to face with the gunman said the suspect decided to run when he told him he was going to call police.

“I walked away turned around and told him I’m going to call the cops,” said Albert Murietta. “He ended up leaving, fleeing, and I immediately helped the victim.”

Police continue to search for the suspect.

No description of the man was released.