PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting at an apartment complex that killed a 45-year-old man back in March. Police have released new details about the suspect, and are asking for the public's help.
The shooting happened around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, near 35th Avenue and Indian School Road.
According to a Silent Witness release, an unidentified man entered 45-year-old Michael Anthony Amarillas' apartment that morning, and shot him. Amarillas died from his injuries, and the man fled in a Silver 2013-2023 Jeep Gladiator.
Police described the man as a Hispanic or Native American male standing roughly 5-feet 6-inches to 5-feet 10-inches tall, and weighing between 200 and 240 pounds. He was seen wearing a white construction helmet.
The Silver Jeep Gladiator was described as having large tires, and dark rims.
No suspects have been arrested and detectives are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the shooting.
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