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Published on May 29, 2024
Glendale Teen Accused of Second-Degree Murder in Shooting Death of FatherSource: Google Street View

A family dispute turned deadly in Glendale when a 14-year-old boy allegedly shot and killed his father, police say. The incident took place just before 4 p.m. yesterday near the intersection of 67th and Olive Avenues, where the victim, identified as 39-year-old Joshua Goldman, was found with multiple gunshot wounds, as reported by FOX 10 Phoenix.

According to court documents, the confrontation escalated when Goldman's daughter was arguing with her father, prompting her brother to step in and fire the shots. Goldman was rushed to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The young suspect fled the scene in his father's Toyota Camry, and a pursuit unfolded when Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers attempted to pull the vehicle over in Kingman, around 7 p.m., according to FOX 10 Phoenix.

Records obtained by 12 News show that up to seven spent shell casings were found at the residence. The high-speed chase, peaking at 130 mph through Kingman, culminated with troopers deploying a grappler device to halt the Camry, and the 14-year-old, along with another individual, was taken into custody.

During questioning, the 14-year-old claimed he did not intend to kill his father but wanted to "to stop" the altercation. He alleged that his father had grabbed onto a gun holstered to his waist, provoking him to pull out his own firearm. Notwithstanding the teen's account, police observed that the father's gun seemed to be holstered securely, with no sign of it having been drawn or discharged. The teenager, whose identity has been withheld due to his minor status, is now facing a second-degree murder charge, as detailed by 12 News.