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Suspect arrested for fatal shooting in Chandler neighborhood

James A. Taylor has been identified as the suspect who was allegedly involved in the death of a woman in Chandler, police said.

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Chandler police have apprehended the suspect who allegedly shot and killed a woman in a local neighborhood on Friday.

Officers were called to the area of Arizona Avenue and Fairview Street and found a woman with several gunshot wounds, officials from the Chandler Police Department said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and later died from her injuries. She's been identified as Jessica Luz. 

Police said Luz had been experiencing homelessness and was known to frequent this area of the city.

Authorities said James A. Taylor, 40, has been taken into custody for his alleged involvement in the shooting.

Taylor allegedly shot Luz because the suspect's dogs were barking at her. He allegedly asked Luz to leave the alley behind his house and she refused, Chandler police said.

Schools in the area were placed on lockdown Friday afternoon as police officers searched for the suspect.

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