PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- A father and son have been arrested in connection with a deadly triple shooting from last week.
Court documents listed the people involved as 40-year-old Salvador Hilario Moreno and his son, 20-year-old Salvador Medina. Both Moreno and Medina were arrested on June 2 on the 9000 block of Polk Street in Tolleson, near the intersection of Van Buren Street and 91st Avenue.
According to Phoenix Police officials, its officers were called out to reports of a shooting at the 2600 block of N. 45th Avenue, near the intersection of Thomas Road and 43rd Avenue, at around 11:18 p.m. on May 30, and when officers arrived at the scene, they found three shooting victims. Two of the victims, identified as a man and a woman, were eventually pronounced dead, the third victim, identified as a woman, survived.
Witnesses at the scene, according to the court documents, said they heard gunshots, and saw a man entering a white Dodge Charger, and fled the scene on 45th Avenue, heading north, with the car's lights off. At the scene, murder detectives recovered multiple shell casings and a gallon bag that was about a quarter full of a white crystal. The surviving victim later told police in an interview that she provided the bag of drugs to a person she knew as "Chava" and his father. She said she was contacted by "Chava", claiming the drugs she sold them were bad, and the surviving victim said she wanted to fix everything.
The shooting, according to the victim, happened at a parking lot when she and her drug dealer were with "Chava" and his father. She said during the discussion, "Chava" asked the young man to shoot her, which he did.
Police officials said, in the documents, that the victim identified Medina as "Chava" in a photographic lineup on June 2. Medina declined an interview with police, but his father, Moreno, admitted to detectives that he knew the women victims. Moreno first told detectives he last saw the victims a couple of weeks ago, but later changed his story, saying he met with them on the night of the shooting. He said he believed something bad happened to them, because they were selling drugs to people that weren't what they believe they were purchasing. Moreno denied being at the scene of the shooting, but provided details about the incident that was consistent with what the victim said.
A judge has set a cash-only appearance bond of $1 million for both Moreno and Medina, according to the documents.