GLENDALE, Ariz. - Police made an arrest following a deadly shooting in Glendale on the night of Saturday, Nov. 28.
Officers responded to a witness report of a car crash in the area of 57th and Glendale avenues around 6:30 p.m. A female driver told the witness she had been shot. Once police arrived, they found two shooting victims inside a car, the female driver and a male passenger.
The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment and the man was pronounced dead at the hospital. They have not been identified.
While on the scene of the crash, a 911 call came in with someone saying a man came to their home claiming that he just shot two people.
"The caller did not let the suspect in the home and then watched the suspect hide in a shed in their backyard. Police located the suspect, Vincel Lee Perkins, in the backyard and took him into custody," police said.
Detectives said 50-year-old Perkins was booked into jail and faces charges of first-degree murder, aggravated assault and misconduct involving possession of a firearm.
It was learned that Perkins was from out of town, visiting family and the male victim. He says he previously met the female victim during his visit.
Police described what led up to the shooting, saying, "Vincel got into a vehicle with the two victims. The male victim got into the front seat and Vincel got into the back seat, while the female victim drove. Vincel later told police he believed the male victim had stolen money from his son. While they were traveling, Perkins shot the male victim twice and told the female victim to drive somewhere to dump the body. When they got to the area of 57th Drive and Glendale, the suspect shot the female victim and fled the scene."