Man dead following shooting at Phoenix parking lot; suspect arrested

PHOENIX (KSAZ) -- Phoenix Police officials said a man is dead, following a shooting at a parking lot Friday morning.

According to a statement released by Sgt. Tommy Thompson, the incident took place in the parking lot of a store located along the 1500 block of W. Van Buren, where illegal drug transactions have been known to take place. The incident happened just after 10:00 a.m., when the victim and the suspect got into an altercation. The suspect eventually shot the victim and fled the scene.

The victim, identified by Phoenix Police as 23-year-old Eric Hauthornne, died at the hospital. The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Sylvester Brown, has since been arrested and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on a count of 2nd Degree Murder.