PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A suspect accused of killing a man after he borrowed his cell phone and took off running last month in Phoenix was arrested in Gilbert Thursday.

Police say 18-year-old Keesean Jones is being charged with the murder of 34-year-old Eric Hernandez.

[ORIGINAL STORY: PD: Man shot to death by suspect who took off with cell phone in south Phoenix]

They say Jones approached Hernandez in a Phoenix McDonald's parking lot on Feb. 13, asking to borrow his cell phone.

After Hernandez handed him the phone, Jones took off running. Police say Hernandez then tried to chase Jones before Jones turned and shot him as Hernandez ran away.

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Hernandez died of his injuries at a hospital and Jones fled the scene.

Jones was identified as the shooter in the case by police last week. 

Police say after his arrest, Jones admitted involvement in the shooting.

He was booked into Maricopa County Jail and is being charged with second-degree murder and theft.

[MORE: Phoenix PD searching for suspect accused of killing man after borrowing his cell phone]

It is unclear if Jones has a lawyer at this time.


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(8) comments


Do these people even walk upright? Animals.

Jim B

Bet his parents are saying he is a good boy...


I am so happy this punk was found. Its insane how he went from south phx to gilbert.
You deserve every bit of punishment ahead of you. YOURE JUST 18!!!


And those that hid him should be charged!


Arrest those who hid him!

Jim B

What a POS


You get one phone call.......


He already made his call with a stolen cell phone. Lock him up and throw the key away!

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