Teenage boy arrested after allegedly shooting, killing young man in Scottsdale

Scottsdale police officers say the teen allegedly shot 18-year-old Terrivonni Santana Williams on Saturday evening near 70th Street and Palm Lane.
Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 11:32 AM MST
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SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — A teenage boy has been arrested after reportedly shooting and killing a young man in Scottsdale on Saturday night.

The unnamed teen was arrested around 4:29 a.m. on Sunday by Pinal County Regional SWAT team after fleeing the scene of the reported shooting Saturday evening. Scottsdale police officers say the teen allegedly shot 18-year-old Terrivonni Santana Williams on Saturday evening near 70th Street and Palm Lane. “He was beautiful, loyal, dedicated. He was exceptionally smart and talented. When he was younger, he always talked about being a Marine Biological Engineer,” said Latoya Cudjo, Williams’ mother.

When officers arrived at the scene around 5:45 p.m., they found Williams inside an apartment with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries. Investigators learned that the teenage suspect had just left the area before they arrived. He was eventually found early Sunday morning at an unspecified location in Pinal County.

A GoFundMe has been created to help the Williams family with funeral expenses. If you would like to donate, click here.