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Published on June 21, 2024
Two Teens Charged in Connection with Fatal Shooting of 16-Year-Old in GlendaleSource: Google Street View

Tragedy struck in Glendale just before the stroke of midnight on June 19, when a 16-year-old boy was shot in a parking lot near 67th and Peoria Avenues and later succumbed to his injuries. Glendale Police, responding to the incident, arrested two teenagers in connection to the fatal shooting, according to FOX 10 Phoenix.

The identity of the deceased has not been publically released as of the latest reports. However, the suspects involved have been named. Nineteen-year-old Joshua Rodas and an unidentified 15-year-old boy have been charged with a series of grave offenses, including murder, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. A heavy police presence was reported at the scene, where bullet holes marked the door of a restaurant on the north side of the intersection, as observed by AZ Family.

Police investigation remains ongoing, with efforts focused on piecing together the events that led up to this fatal exchange. Authorities have not yet provided details regarding a potential motive or the circumstances that precipitated the violence. Both accused, Joshua Rodas and the minor, whose identity remains protected due to his age, are in custody as they await further legal proceedings.