Sylvester Brown mugshot

Sylvester Brown, 27, arrested for the shooting death of Eric Hauthorne on Dec. 7, 2018.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Phoenix police are investigating a homicide in central Phoenix.

The shooting happened just after 10 a.m. Friday near 15th Avenue and Van Buren Street.

According to Phoenix police, the victim and the suspect got into an altercation in the parking lot of a store, where drug deals are known to occur. 

Police believe the suspect shot the victim and fled the scene.

The victim, identified as 23-year-old Eric Hauthorne, was transported to an area hospital and was pronounced deceased. 

Detectives were able to identify the suspect as 27-year-old Sylvester Brown. Brown was arrested on homicide charges.


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Well, yeah, of course. Going forward how about just reporting when there has NOT been a shooting in the avenues - that would be newsworthy.

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