Man arrested, another dead after alleged shooting during private vehicle sale in west Phoenix
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — A man has been arrested, and another man is dead after an alleged shooting during a private vehicle sale in west Phoenix.
Police arrested Abel Uribe, 29, in connection to a shooting and vehicle fire that left a man dead Friday night. Around 9:15 p.m., Phoenix police say they got a call reporting an injured person near McDowell Road and 45th Avenue. Officers found David Navidad-Parra, 27, lying on the ground with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. They then got another call reporting a man went missing while offering a vehicle test drive during a private sale to a man. It was soon confirmed that the man missing was Navidad-Parra.
Early Saturday morning, investigators learned from Glendale Police officers about a vehicle on fire near 91st Avenue and Rose Lane. That vehicle was the same one involved in the test drive and the reported shooting.
Several people have poured in to visit the memorial for Navidad-Parra. “I came late at night, I believe it was 2 a.m. and I do remember seeing yellow tape everywhere and the body,” said Kevyn Martinez, who lives near where Navidad-Parra’s body was found. Martinez is also a small vehicle dealer. “Especially you never know what can happen to sell the vehicle or anything like that.”
“He fought for this country for us and just to take his life like this is not fair,” said Karina Navarro, who also lives near where Navidad-Parra’s body was found. “I can’t imagine the pain that the whole family is going through.”
Uribe was taken into custody Saturday night and faces various charges, including first-degree murder and kidnapping. The investigation is still ongoing.
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