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2 teenage boys are shot after a robbery in Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) –Police say two teenagers are in critical condition after a man shot them following a reported robbery in north Phoenix.

Phoenix police say two 15-year-old boys walked into a business and stole some items Saturday night.

As they walked away from the business, police say an unidentified man confronted the teens in the parking lot about the stolen items and the boys began to attack him.

The man then shot the two boys.

Police haven't released the shooter's name, but say he isn't an employee at the business.

They say the unidentified boys suffered injuries that aren't life-threatening.

Yuma police: Suspect in custody in fatal shooting at a bar

YUMA (AP) – Authorities say a suspect is in custody in connection with a fatal shooting in Yuma.

Yuma police say 38-year-old Carlos Moreno Leal Jr. has been booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Police responded to reports of an aggravated assault at a Yuma bar shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday.

Officers arrived to find a 37-year-old man with a gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

His name hasn't been released yet.

Police say Leal was identified as a suspect in the shooting and he was located and arrested.

It isn't immediately known if he has a lawyer for his case.

Marana crossing guard arrested for sexual exploitation

TUCSON (AP) – Authorities say a school crossing guard in Marana is accused of possessing sexually exploitive images involving a minor.

The Pima County Sheriffs’ Department says 60-year-old Billy Cruz was charged Friday with five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

The department says the National center for Missing & Exploited Children tipped them about “disturbing images” being uploaded from a Google account in Pima County.

Authorities traced the account to Cruz and a search warrant found files containing images showing sexual exploitation of a minor.

Marana Unified School District spokeswoman Tamara Crawley says Cruz has been placed on leave pending an investigation.

She says officials were told the allegations do not involve any Marana students.

According to Crawley, Cruz was hired in August 2012 and passed a background check.


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