Officials were called to the 7600 block of North 388th Avenue just before 11 p.m. Saturday after a young man was shot, according to Joaquin Enriquez with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department.
During the investigation, deputies learned that 45-year-old Jason Wood shot 22-year-old Karl Charleyboy following an altercation.
The two men were fighting in a wash approximately 50 yards south of 7906 N. 388th Avenue, Enriquez said. Charleyboy was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputies are still investigating, trying to determine what the two were fighting about. Wood told sheriff's detectives he was in fear for his life at the time of the shooting, Enriquez said.
At this time, no charges have been filed.
If you have any information about this incident that can help deputies, please call 9-1-1.