Suspect identified after 18-year-old man found dead in Phoenix driveway

29-year-old Jose Olegario Gomez Herrera is facing murder charges.
29-year-old Jose Olegario Gomez Herrera is facing murder charges.(Arizona's Family)
Published: Feb. 21, 2023 at 5:59 AM MST|Updated: Feb. 22, 2023 at 8:25 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Phoenix police have arrested the suspect involved in a homicide investigation that left a man dead early Tuesday morning.

On Wednesday, authorities announced that Jose Olegario Gomez Herrera, 29, has been booked into jail on various charges including murder.

Police responded to a home near 27th Avenue and Van Buren Street around 1:00 a.m. When they arrived, they found a man, later identified as 18-year-old Jesus Alexander Reyes-Morales, in the driveway with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives say Reyes-Morales was visiting a friend’s home when her boyfriend, who has since been identified as Gomez-Herrera showed up, and Reyes-Morales was shot during their interaction.

According to officers, Gomez-Herrera left the home before officers arrived but was later found and arrested.