Man hurt in Phoenix shooting, gunman in custody

Thompson says the suspected shooter has been located and he is in custody. Police have identified him as 23-year-old Christian Acejo.

PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- A man was injured after being shot in Phoenix Friday night.

Phoenix Police Department spokesman Sgt. Thompson says officers were called to the area near 21st Avenue and Thunderbird Road around 7:35 p.m. after a reported shooting.

They found a man who had been shot. He was taken to a nearby hospital, says Thompson. He is expected to survive his injuries.

Thompson says the suspected shooter has been located and he is in custody. Police have identified him as 23-year-old Christian Acejo. Before the shooting, police said Acejo rod by the 33-year-old victim on his bicycle and thought he was "disrespecting" him.

Acejo and the victim then got into a war of words. Next, Acejo pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the torso, police said. 

The bullet went through the victim and into the living room of a nearby home that had a man and woman in it. Police said they were not harmed.

After leaving the scene by bike, Acejo was caught by police at a convenience store close to the scene.

Acejo is booked in Maricopa County Jail on charges that include aggravated assault, endangerment and illegally discharging a firearm in the City. 

 


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