- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - A suspect has been charged in connection with a double shooting in west Phoenix.

A judge ordered 26-year-old Giovani Salgado released Tuesday on $500,000 bail.

Salgado faces one count each of first-degree murder and attempted murder.

Police found Israel Espino and his nephew, 20-year-old Jose Sanchez Hernandez, shot and wounded Nov. 4 in the area of 67th Avenue and Van Buren Street.

Espino was pronounced dead. Hernandez was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Espino’s wife told police that her husband and Salgado had conspired to steal marijuana from another man and that Espino had been demanding his share of money made.

According to charging documents, police recovered marijuana and a handgun from Salgado’s home.

Giovani surrendered Monday.

It was not immediately known Wednesday if he had an attorney.


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