On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, just after 11:30pm, the Glendale Police Department responded to a local valley hospital for a person who had been shot at an apartment complex in the 6800 block of North 44th Avenue. Glendale detectives responded to the scene as well as the hospital and assumed the investigation. Detectives have been diligently working throughout the night and morning hours.
That victim, 18-year old Brenner “Justin” Anderson of Phoenix, suffered a life threatening gunshot wound.
Late in the afternoon on Thursday, June 30, 2016 Brenner “Justin” Anderson passed away at a local valley hospital from injuries sustained by the gunshot wound. The victim had been driven to the hospital from the apartment complex by a friend. The driver stayed with him at the hospital and assisted with the investigation.
The friend who drove Anderson to the hospital had provided that the victim had arranged to sell marijuana to a female via social media. When the victim met up with the female she had two males with her. Based upon interviews it was revealed that the victim was shot during the course of a robbery.
On the evening of Friday, July 1, 2016 officers were able to arrest 18-year old Salem Ornelas of Glendale, 18-year old Talmontrai Taylor of Phoenix, and a 17-year old female. Ornelas, Taylor, and the juvenile female have been arrested for the shooting death of the 18-year old victim under felony murder charges. Investigators were able to locate the three through social media.