Buckeye police have arrested a 17-year-old boy as the suspect in the killing of another teen last month.
Police served a search warrant at a Buckeye home just before midnight Sunday, Feb. 5, and the suspect was booked into juvenile detention on homicide charges, authorities said.
Brendan Valenzuela died following an early morning shooting on Jan. 22 near St. Charles Court and 255th Drive.
“Investigators learned the victim was with a group of people earlier this morning near St. Charles Court and 255th Drive,” police said in a release the day of the shooting.
"An altercation took place, and a male suspect displayed a handgun and shot the juvenile male victim.”
The suspect fled in a vehicle, and another person drove the victim to the location near Crown King Road and 257th Drive where they called 911, police said.
Police aided the victim at the Crown King Road location before the teen was taken to a hospital.