When police were called to a shooting last week in Peoria, news sources
say that the suspect was a 15-year-old boy. Now, despite being a minor,
the 15-year-old will be prosecuted as an adult in the state of Arizona.
J.L., a Phoenix resident, was charged with two counts of first-degree
murder after an incident at a smoke shop in Peoria last week. By the time that
police arrived on the scene of the shooting, two people had died and one
person was seriously injured.
Police shut down the building as they initially believed that the suspect
was hiding inside. Once they realized that a 15 minute gap of time had
elapsed between the shooting and the 911 call, they assumed that he fled
before the police even arrived. Based on a description provided by the
remaining witness, police were able to identify and locate the suspect,
J.L. Reports indicate that the surviving victim was shot in the hip and
is expected to make a full recovery and that the shop's owner fled
before J.L. started firing. If your child has committed
juvenile crimes, you must take the charges seriously and should always work with a Phoenix
criminal defense attorney at our firm who can fight your child's charges.