Teenager shot, killed at west Phoenix park

Erin Carrillo Felix, 17, was shot and killed at a west Phoenix park on Mother's Day.

PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A west Phoenix family is demanding justice after a teenager was gunned down at a local park on Mother's Day. The family of 17-year-old Erin Carrillo Felix says detectives have no leads in his murder. They're relying on the people who were at that park at the time to speak up. There are more questions than answers about the shooting at Desert West Park. "Why did you do that to Erin?" asks Grasiela Angulo, Erin Carrillo Felix's cousin. And who pulled the trigger that resulted in Felix's death?

Teen found shot to death in Phoenix park; police looking for suspect

Phoenix police said Felix was shot around 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the park near 67th Avenue and Thomas Road. He died at the scene of the shooting. Cell phone video from that night shows a young man devastated after Felix was pronounced dead. And now his cousin, Angulo said although days have passed, the pain has not diminished.

"Very sad and very hurt like you don't know what you cost that family," said Angulo. Now there is a memorial at the same park where Felix was killed during a night of hanging out with friends. Candles, balloons and flowers show you the impact Felix had on the people he loved. "Erin was very big hearted," said Angulo. "Very loving." 

But Angulo said Felix will never truly be laid to rest until there is justice. "We want that person behind bars," said Angulo. Still, questions remain at Desert West park. She believes someone knows something. "This park is full with skaters, a lot of people someone had to have heard a gunshot or see something happen here," said Angulo. "We need justice for Erin." A GoFundMe for Felix's family can be found here

If you know anything about Felix's death please contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS, 480-TESTIGO for Spanish-speaking, or online at silentwitness.org.


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