Detectives Seek Suspect In Downtown Phoenix Murder

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Phoenix City Hall [Photo via City of Phoenix]

Phoenix Police Department detectives are seeking information into what led to a violent encounter that left a man dead in downtown Phoenix late Friday night.

According to the Phoenix Police Department, on September 29, 2023, at about 11:16 p.m., officers responded to an unknown trouble call near Jefferson and 7th Street in downtown Phoenix. When officers got to the area, they found a man, Leander Nephew suffering from a critical gunshot wound. The 33-year-old Nephew was taken to the hospital by Phoenix Fire where he did not survive his injuries.

Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to call 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO to provide an anonymous tip.

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