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Suspect arrested following double homicide at West Phoenix hotel

Police are expected to release more information about the suspect later in the day.

PHOENIX — The suspect involved in a double homicide on Thursday has been arrested, according to the Phoenix Police Department

Although authorities have not yet offered information about the suspect, police announced the arrest on Twitter and thanked the community for their help in sharing information about the crime.

The suspect was arrested near 27th Avenue and Thomas Road, police said.

On Thursday, just before 9 a.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired near the intersection of 48th Avenue and McDowell Road where they located two men with gunshot wounds. 

Both men have been pronounced dead, police said. 

Police asked for help locating a possible suspect vehicle described as a blue 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck with license plate HYA3KB.

The suspect was believed to be armed and dangerous, police said. 

VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL: 2 muertos en una balacera en un hotel del oeste de Phoenix, la policía busca una camioneta azul

Credit: Phoenix Police
Photo of the homicide suspect.
Credit: Phoenix Police

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information is released 

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