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Suspected bike theft ends in Valley murder, records show

The suspect was taken into custody on suspicion of killing a man near 7th Avenue and Lincoln Street.

PHOENIX — An arrest has been made in the death of a man who was shot Sunday near 7th Avenue and Lincoln Street. 

Alfred L. Lopez, 38, was taken into custody Wednesday on suspicion of killing a man a few days earlier. 

The victim was found lying in a pool of blood and later died in the hospital, court records show.

Security footage reviewed by police showed the victim being confronted by a suspect who allegedly resembled Lopez. 

Two other people involved in the incident told investigators the victim allegedly took their bicycle earlier that day, public records show. 

The two subjects got in their car and drove around looking for their bike until they found the victim, who allegedly put the bike down and ran off.

Lopez then allegedly drove up to the scene and proceeded to pursue the victim. Lopez told investigators he could not remember what he did on the day of the killing.

The suspect was booked into the Maricopa County jail on multiple pending charges.

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