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Suspect arrested for homicide following shooting on Sunday

A shooting at a motel on Sunday night led to the probable cause arrest of a suspect for homicide, police say.
Credit: Phoenix Police Department

PHOENIX — A man was shot and killed while on the balcony of a motel around 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning, officials said.

Carlos Ramirez, 37, was arrested Thursday in connection with the victim's death. He is facing charges of murder and misconduct involving weapons, police said.

Agustin Bustamonte, 54, was on the balcony of a motel in the area of 8100 North Black Canyon Access when an unknown man shot him. The suspect fled before police arrived, investigators said.

Phoenix Fire personnel transported him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police. 

No other suspects have been identified. Investigators are asking that anyone with information contact the Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.