Phoenix police arrest man in fatal shooting of 17-year-old at Desert Sky Mall

    Phoenix Police have apprehended the suspect who allegedly shot and killed a 17-year-old boy at Desert Sky Mall on Valentine’s Day.

    Authorities identified the suspect as 20-year-old Alexi Acosta.

    Alejandro Martinez was killed in the shooting, and a 20-year-old man was also wounded but is expected to survive.

    Investigators believe a customer and a clerk at a kiosk were arguing over a pair of shoes before shots rang. It is currently unknown if Martinez was involved.

    This is an ongoing story. We will have updates as information becomes available.

    Ryan O'Hara
    Ryan O'Hara is a 27-year-old professional boxing journalist based in Denver, Colorado. He currently works for The Ring Magazine and has been featured on ESPN, CBS, FOX, and a plethora of other outlets. O'Hara is also a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees, before working as a news anchor for two years at Fox News Radio affiliate KYCA.

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