Shooting leaves 21-year-old man dead in south Phoenix

Phoenix police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead near Laveen.
Phoenix police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead near Laveen.(Arizona's Family)
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 7:47 AM MST

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Police say a 21-year-old man was shot and killed in a south Phoenix neighborhood late Monday night. Phoenix police say officers responded to a shooting at a home near 43rd Avenue and Baseline Road around 9 p.m. When officers showed up, they initially believed that De’Shawn Shakir Pete had accidentally shot himself.

Pete was taken to the hospital in critical condition but later died from his injuries. Investigators now say they are trying to piece together what exactly happened as several potential witnesses left before officers showed up.

Arizona’s Family crews spotted an extensive crime scene centered in the area as detectives have remained on the scene throughout the night. The cause and manner of death will be released by the Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner.