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Man shot, killed in Tempe apartment complex; suspect at large

Richard Tyrone Johnson (Tempe Police Department photo)

PHOENIX -- The Tempe Police Department is searching for a man who shot and killed another man early Saturday morning at an apartment complex.

Tempe police said they received a call about a shooting and man down at 3409 S. Rural Road just before 1 a.m. The shooter has been identified as 28-year-old Richard Tyrone Johnson.

Police said the 30-year-old victim died as a result of his bullet wounds. They are withholding the victim's name until his family has been notified.

The motive of the shooting is still under investigation, and Johnson has yet to be taken into custody. Police said he fled the scene of the shooting in a 1996 gold Cadillac with Arizona license plate AHB-2105.

Tempe police are asking anyone with information on the incident or Johnson's current location to call 480-350-8311 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Johnson is still presumed to be armed.


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