Teen killed in drive-by shooting at own birthday party - New York News

Teen killed in drive-by shooting at own birthday party

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PHOENIX (AP) -- A suspect is in custody in connection with a drive-by shooting in northwest Phoenix that killed two teenagers, one of whom that was celebrating his birthday.

Phoenix police announced Monday evening that 22-year-old Carlos Rodriguez-Espinoza is being held on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder.

He's also facing charges of endangerment, drive-by shooting and being a prohibited firearm possessor.

Police say 18-year-old Jason Jonathan Acosta-Ramos and 16-year-old Elliseo O. Cantu died as a result of the shooting that erupted around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

The shooting occurred as the party to celebrate Acosta-Ramos' birthday was breaking up.

Four others were wounded in the shooting, including three other teens.

The arrest came after Cantu's family pleaded with the public to come forward with information about the fatal attack.

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