Valley man and teen arrested in Tempe car shootings

A valley man and teen have been arrested for shooting two cars in Tempe.
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A valley man and teen have been arrested for shooting two cars in Tempe.
 
Tempe police say 18-year-old Ivan Dominguez and a 15-year-old teen, who has not been identified because the suspect is a juvenile, were arrested late Thursday night after two cars were shot at while traveling on southbound on Kyrene Road, between Baseline and the US 60.
 
No one was injured in the shootings, but one of the vehicles had three children inside, and a bullet was inches away from hitting one of them.
 
"An 8-year-old was sitting in the front passenger seat right where the bullet hit within inches of where his head was," said Lt. Mike Pooley.
 
Police say the two car shootings evoked memories of last summer's freeway shootings. 
 
"It puts all of us on edge, it could have been any of us or our families driving down the road here," said Pooley. 
 
Investigators collected the bullets from the cars; both were shot at within minutes of each other. Police say this shooting was random, the families in the vehicles do not know each other. 
Detectives canvassed the area of the shooting and spoke to nearby residents and management of an adjacent trailer park. Police questioned Dominguez and the 15-year-old teen during this part of the investigation.
 
Dominguez was then arrested for a misdemeanor warrant and the firearm was then located.
 
The juvenile teen was then taken into custody and a third teen, who was at the scene during the shooting, was released because police determined he did not fire the gun. He will not be charged.
 
Dominguez has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and criminal damage and two counts of unlawful discharged of a firearm. The second suspect has been charged with four counts of aggravated assault, three counts of unlawful discharge of a firearm and one count of criminal damage. 
suspect could strike again.

 


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