PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Phoenix police have arrested a man after a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed while he stopped at a red light Tuesday night.
The suspect was identified as 19-year-old Eduardo Rodriguez Madera.
According to police, Madera took offense when the victim's vehicle drove in front of his car. Madera then followed the victim, when he shot at the car and then drove away.
Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said on Wednesday that 16-year-old Mohamad Shah Bin Salim and the driver of the vehicle, a 21-year-old man, were stopped at a red light at 59th Avenue and Indian School Road just before 10 p.m. when they heard a pop.
The victims told police that they initially thought the pop was a tire issue until they saw that the rear window was damaged.
Salim later told the driver that he was not feeling well so the driver stopped at a business near 55th Avenue and Camelback Road to call for help.
Salim was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
Police were able to find Madera after they gathered limited information of the suspect’s vehicle description.
Madera was later taken into custody after he admitted that he was involved in the incident.
According to police, Madera was later booked into the Maricopa County Jail and was charged with first-degree murder.
Phoenix police believe there were other people who were inside Madera’s vehicle when this incident happened and they would like to speak with them.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6141 or to remain anonymous, call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or for Spanish speakers, 480-TESTIGO.