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Argument outside north Phoenix business ends in fatal shooting

Phoenix police said that the shooting happened early Saturday morning near 27th and Northern avenues.

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department has arrested Justine Demunga, 26, on suspicion of fatally shooting another man outside of a north Phoenix business earlier in May.

Officers were called to the area near 27th and Northern Avenues around 3:45 a.m. on May 20, where they found 50-year-old Nixon Petit suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Investigators believe Petit had been in an argument outside the business when he was shot multiple times. The suspect accused of shooting him reportedly fled the scene.

On Tuesday, May 23, investigators found and arrested Demunga in Oro Valley. He was booked into jail with police recommending multiple charges, including second-degree murder.

Petit was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.

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