An 18-year-old shot by police in north Phoenix on Tuesday has died.  Sergeant Trent Crump with Phoenix police says the 18-year-old had a gun when he confronted his 14-year-old girlfriend about their rocky relationship.  The man had met the girl online and sent a barrage of texts and gifts to her when she tried to
 

end the relationship.  The 18-year-old, who had just completed his basic training with the Army, was home on leave.  Crump says police got a call about a man with a gun near  Deer Valley and Tatum. When police arrived on scene, the suspect moved toward the home and opened the door where he fired several shots inside.  The police then shot the suspect.  A 12-year-old girl inside the home, the 14-year-old’s younger sister, was struck in the leg by gunfire.
 
Police also claim there had been inappropriate sexual contact between the suspect and the 14-year-old.  The investigation is ongoing.


Kris Dugan
 

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