- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A suspect in the drug-related shooting death of a Phoenix man has turned himself in to authorities.

Phoenix police say 20-year-old Jacob Kaplan surrendered Monday morning and was booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, armed robbery and tampering with physical evidence.

At his initial court appearance, Kaplan was ordered held on $1 million bond. He doesn’t have an attorney yet.

Police say Kaplan is accused of shooting 19-year-old Nicholas Decola last Thursday.

Decola suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was declared brain dead. He was removed from a respirator Friday afternoon.

Witnesses told investigators that Decola arrived at an apartment around 4:30 a.m. Thursday to sell methamphetamine when three men tried to rob him.

Police say the other two suspects in the case have been arrested.


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