Arrest made after teen woman dead, man hurt in south Phoenix shooting

The shooting left a woman dead and a man seriously hurt in south Phoenix.
Published: Sep. 25, 2023 at 7:37 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — A man has been arrested after a suspected burglary ended in a deadly shooting in south Phoenix neighborhood early Monday morning. It all started just after 2 a.m. when a homeowner called 911 and said he was involved in a shootout with suspects who broke into his house near Seventh Street and Carter Road, which is north of Baseline Road. The three suspects drove off.

Investigators said patrol officers were in the area of Central and Southern avenues and heard gunshots. They spotted a driver speeding off. They tried to pull over the driver, but he kept going. Eventually, he stopped near Second Avenue and Broadway Road. The driver, identified as 23-year-old Omar Rivas, ran from the car but was detained. Officers found 19-year-old Mia Padilla and an unidentified man shot inside the car. Both were taken to the hospital, where Padilla died. The man is expected to survive.

Police interviewed the homeowner, and he was released. Since Rivas was allegedly driving during a crime where somebody died, he was booked into jail on multiple felonies, including first-degree murder. Arizona’s Family expects to learn more details about what happened when court paperwork is released on Tuesday.

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