Argument over barking dog leads to fatal shooting in Phoenix

Argument over barking dog leads to fatal shooting in Phoenix
Manuel De La Cruz-Rodriguez (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AZ Family)

PHOENIX (AP) - A 71-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in west Phoenix that allegedly stemmed from an argument over a barking dog, according to authorities.

Phoenix police said Manuel De La Cruz-Rodriguez has been booked into Maricopa County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder.

It was unclear Tuesday, Feb. 16, if De La Cruz-Rodriguez has a lawyer yet.

AZ Family reported that police used video from surveillance cameras to piece together what happened. Read the report HERE.

Police said 19-year-old Xavier Henriquez was on his cellphone Monday afternoon when a man came up to him and started arguing with him.

The person who was on the other end of the phone call reportedly said the man was yelling at Henriquez about his dog barking, according to police.

The person said a shot was heard followed by Henriquez struggling to breathe.

Arriving police officers found Henriquez with a gunshot wound to the head.

He was rushed to the hospital and doctors later pronounced him dead.

Police said investigators found evidence connecting De La Cruz-Rodriguez to the shooting.

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