Shooting in Phoenix ends with the death of a teen boy, police say

A teen boy was killed in a Phoenix shooting on Saturday afternoon, the police department said.

The shooting happened around 1:45 p.m. near 19th Avenue and Camelback Road on Dec. 9.

Police say when they got to the scene, they found 16-year-old Lucius Holman Jr., who had been shot at least once. He was rushed to the hospital but died soon after.

The apartment complex where it happened is gated, but the shooting happened in the very last building and unit near 20th Avenue and Camelback Road.

A resident who was there when this happened said he remembers hearing four gunshots, and he wasn't the only one.

"Everybody in the apartment complex, everybody around here, they all heard gunshots go off. Bop, bop, bop, bop. That’s all I can say. I mean, people heard it here. Even the kids," the neighbor said.

On Dec 12, Phoenix Police provided an update on the shooting: "The investigation related to the death of Lucius Holman Jr. has resulted in the determination that Holman Jr. suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound that resulted in his death. Other details about this case remain part of the ongoing investigation."

This is the latest shooting death of a teen in the Valley in recent weeks.

Two weeks ago, two teen girls were shot in Casa Grande during an apparent house party. One of them died.

In San Tan Valley, a teen boy was shot and killed on Nov. 28. On that same day, a 17-year-old was shot and killed in south Phoenix.

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Map of the area where the shooting happened: