Suspect arrested following deadly shooting in South Phoenix

Phoenix Police officials have arrested an 18-year-old boy on a murder charge after finding a man dead in south Phoenix.

According to a statement, the shooting happened near the area of Southern Avenue and 16th Street. Phoenix Police officers responded to the scene at around 6:20 p.m., and when they arrived, they found a man with gunshot wound.

The victim has been identified as 49-year-old Michael Hatcher.

Hatcher was declared dead at the scene, officials said.

Investigatiors arrested Deavione Jones, 18, for the shooting. He faces a first-degree murder charge.

Deavione Jones

Deavione Jones (MSCO)

"Preliminary information is the male was involved in an altercation with subjects who were known to him immediately prior to the shooting," read a portion of the statement.

An investigation is ongoing, according to police.

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