Man arrested after deadly shooting at High Street shopping district in Phoenix

DeAngelo Robinson is now facing multiple felony charges.
DeAngelo Robinson is now facing multiple felony charges.(Arizona's Family/MCSO)
Published: Nov. 21, 2023 at 6:16 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Phoenix police made an arrest in connection to a deadly shooting that happened last month in a popular shopping center.

On Monday, authorities arrested 28-year-old DeAngelo Robinson on multiple felony charges, including murder, after an incident that happened on Oct. 22. According to detectives, they responded to the area of 54th and High streets just after 10:20 p.m. that Sunday night and found a man, later identified as 31-year-old Abashe Mathis, with multiple gunshot wounds. Mathis was rushed to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Police were later able to track down Robinson after they received information about Mathis, the black Cadillac Escalade he had been driving and why Robinson allegedly shot Mathis, according to court documents obtained by Arizona’s Family. Following the shooting, detectives reviewed surveillance video and learned the suspect had been in a black Chevrolet Traverse. However, officers couldn’t get a good look at the license plate.

After tracking the GPS data of the Escalade that Mathis had been driving that day, police detectives learned that the SUV was actually a rental, in which the owner would privately rent out for cash only, court documents said. Police suspect the rental was likely often used for illicit activities. Detectives also learned that Mathis reportedly sold Robinson a luxury watch for $13,000, which Robinson later learned was fake. Detectives were able to obtain Robinson’s cell phone number from a source, which they were able to use to find where Robinson lives.

At Robinson’s house, they also found a black Chevrolet Traverse. He was arrested early Monday morning and booked on eight felonies, including first-degree murder. His bail is set at $2 million cash only.

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