Mesa Police Investigate Homicide at Circle K

August 28, 2011

On August 28, 2011 at approximately 1:50 a.m., the Mesa Police Department responded to a shooting call in the parking lot of the Circle K at 1961 S. Val Vista Drive. Once on scene, officers located a 30-year-old male with a gunshot wound lying in the parking lot in front of the convenience store. Lifesaving efforts were made by paramedics; however, the gunshot wound proved to be a fatal injury.

The investigation has revealed the victim arrived at the Circle K, entered the store and purchased a drink. After exiting the store, the victim was approached by two male subjects that had arrived in a vehicle. That vehicle could only be described as a light colored four-door sedan. The victim and one of the subjects got into a physical fight in the parking lot. It is unknown if there is a previous relationship between the victim and this subject. At some point during this fight, a shot was fired striking the victim. The suspect then ran west across the street and has not been located. The other subject drove away from the scene and also has not been located.

Investigators have very limited information about the suspect in this case. The only physical description known to police at this time is as follows: White male, late 20s, approximately 5'07" and 170 pounds. The suspect was wearing dark shorts with no shirt on. It is believed he has tattoos on both arms and his upper chest area. There is no description of the second subject available.

With limited information in this case, investigators seek the public's assistance in identifying both subject involved in this homicide. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. 



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