Phoenix Police investigate 2 deadly shootings less than two hours apart
PHOENIX - Phoenix Police are investigating two deadly shootings that happened less than two hours apart on Saturday night, and investigators say that the shooters opened fire to protect themselves in both cases.
There's no indication that these shootings are related.
12th Street and Highland Avenue
Phoenix police say a man was shot and killed at a gas station after he tried to rob someone.
The shooting happened at 12th Street and Highland Avenue just before 6:30 p.m.
Investigators say a man was fueling up his gas when Aaron Frazier Jr., 24, tried to rob him with a gun.
The man went back to his car, grabbed his own weapon and reportedly shot Frazier.
The 24-year-old eventually died from his injuries.
It was originally reported that the man was arrested, but police say he was not booked into jail. Police will review the case to see if any charges will be filed.
43rd Avenue and Osborn Road
A man was killed near 44th Avenue and Whitton Avenue on Saturday in an alleged act of self-defense.
Police say the victim, 37-year-old Jessie McHaney Jr., was trying to enter a home.
A woman inside the house called for another family member to help, and that relative confronted McHaney Jr. outside.
McHaney Jr. reportedly threatened to kill the family member and "raised a black object believed to be a gun," police said.
The relative opened fire and fatally shot McHaney Jr., claiming it was an act of self-defense.
The accused shooter was not booked into jail. The investigation is ongoing.