PHOENIX (FOX 10/AP) -- Police say a suspect has been arrested in connection with a homicide case that originally appeared to be a fatal car collision with a pedestrian.
According to a statement released Tuesday afternoon, Phoenix Police Department officials say 37-year-old Aaren Shivers booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree murder.
Officers were called out to the scene at around 10:25 a.m. March 25 for what was initially reported as a car/pedestrian collision near the 6600 block of N. 19th Avenue. The victim, identified as 23-year-old R.J. Dunton, was found critically injured on the roadway and was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
The driver who allegedly hit Dunton, according to police, showed no signs of impairment.
Investigators determined Shivers punched the victim near the side of the road and that forced him to fall into traffic where he was struck by a passing vehicle.