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18-year-old arrested for allegedly shooting, killing man in Phoenix

Deavione Jones was arrested and booked into Maricopa County Jail on a charge of first-degree murder.
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PHOENIX — A teenager was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a man in Phoenix on Thursday, police said. 

The Phoenix Police Department said 18-year-old Deavione Jones was arrested and booked into Maricopa County Jail on a charge of first-degree murder. 

Officers responded to a shooting scene near 16th Street and Southern Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 

When they arrived, they located a victim with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene, police said. 

The victim was identified Friday as 49-year-old Michael Hatcher.

A preliminary investigation has suggested that Jones and Hatcher knew each other and the shooting was a result of an altercation, police said. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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This is a developing story. 12 News will continue to update as information is provided.