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$10,000 reward offered for information in 16-year-old Phoenix boy's shooting death

A reward up to $10,000 has been offered for information in the shooting death of 16-year-old Steven Baptisto-Mahle.
Credit: Phoenix Police Department
Steven Baptisto-Mahle

PHOENIX — A teenage boy died after he was shot and killed in Phoenix last month and police need the public's help to find out what happened to him.

A reward up to $10,000 has been offered for information in the death of 16-year-old Steven Baptisto-Mahle.

Baptisto-Mahle was found dead near Rose Lane and 31st Avenue in Phoenix around 11:45 p.m. on Jan. 17.

Police said they found him suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives are working to determine what led up to the shooting.

Investigators need help in the investigation. There are currently no suspects.  

If you have any information regarding this case, you can contact Silent Witness at 480-W-I-T-N-E-S-S, 480-948-6377, or 480-T-E-S-T-I-G-O for Spanish speaking.  

You can also leave an anonymous tip on the Silent Witness website. 

You remain completely anonymous and could earn a cash-reward for information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the suspect(s) of this crime.