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Circle K clerk shot by shoplifting suspect in El Mirage

Police say the 23-year-old suspect is dealing with tried second-degree homicide fees.

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. — A 23-year-old Arizona lady was arrested after she reportedly shot a comfort retailer clerk who thought she was shoplifting, based on the El Mirage Police Department. 

Police stated Friday, round 5:25 a.m., El Mirage officers obtained a 911 name reporting a lady had been shot close to the doorway of the Rosewood Estates Trailer Park close to Grand Avenue and Greenway Road.

When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered the sufferer, a lady in her 30s, on the complicated’s entrance with a gunshot wound to the chest. Police stated she was transported to the hospital in critical however steady situation.

Police stated throughout their investigation, officers obtained video of a feminine with a handgun threatening the sufferer a number of blocks from the place the capturing occurred. 

An officer who was securing the crime scene noticed a car getting ready to exit the trailer park and acknowledged the feminine from the video seated in the passenger seat. Officers arrested the passenger, Kiana Viola, 23, of El Mirage.

Police stated preliminary info suggests Viola and one other man went to a Circle K retailer just a few blocks from the trailer park. Authorities stated the sufferer, who was an worker of the shop, reportedly noticed Viola shoplift a number of objects.

Police stated the sufferer adopted Viola out of Circle K and continued to observe her on foot to the trailer park, the place Viola is suspected of capturing the 30-year-old sufferer.

Authorities stated officers discovered a semi-automatic handgun in Viola’s possession. 

Police stated Viola was booked into jail for tried second-degree homicide, aggravated assault with a firearm, illegal discharge of firearms and endangerment.

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