Man dies after being shot in Goodyear backyard, suspect arrested

Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a shooting that left a man dead in a Goodyear neighborhood.

Officers visited a home south of Litchfield Road and Van Buren Street at 1 a.m. on May 14 for reports of a shooting and found a wounded 19-year-old Mohamed Salim Abdullah in the backyard.

Abdullah died from his injuries at the hospital.

On June 30, Goodyear Police said 18-year-old Angel Vidales-Hernandez of Phoenix was arrested for Abdullah's murder.

"Goodyear detectives have pursued leads and conducted interviews to piece together the events leading to this crime. Their investigation ultimately led to the identification and subsequent arrest of Angel Vidales-Hernandez as a prime  suspect in connection with the homicide," the department wrote in a news release.

Vidales-Hernandez was booked into jail and is being held on a $500,00 bond.

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Mohamed Salim Abdullah (Goodyear Police Department)

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