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Police searching for shooting suspect in Peoria

One person is dead after a shooting early Tuesday morning near 107th and Olive avenues. Police have identified the victim as Zakee Shelton, 21, from Tolleson.

PEORIA, Ariz. — The Peoria Police Department is searching for a man accused of fatally shooting another person at an apartment complex. 

The shooting reportedly happened around 2 a.m. on Tuesday at an apartment complex near 107th and Olive avenues. Officers found a man who had been shot outside the apartment.

Police later identified the victim as 21-year-old Zakee Shelton from Tolleson, Arizona.

Although first responders attempted life-saving measures, Shelton died on the scene.

Detectives are still working to learn more about what led up to the shooting but said that it appears to be an isolated incident, and there are no threats to the community.

The suspect is "a younger black male with a thin build, and wearing dark clothing," authorities said. He fled the scene before police arrived, and is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Police ask that anyone who sees the suspect call 911. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Peoria Police Department at 623-773-8311.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12News for more updates.

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