Navy sailor from Arizona killed in Wisconsin shooting

Navy sailor Phoenix Castanon, 19, and his fiancee Ash Rodriguez.

Phoenix Castanon, a Navy sailor initially from a city in Apache County, Arizona, wished a country-themed marriage ceremony in April 2024 as a result of he hated chilly climate. 

His fiancée, Ash Rodriguez, remembers the day he informed her she was “the one.” She was just a little bit in her head that day as they drove round city — one thing he seen immediately. 

So, he pulled the automobile over and informed her that she was the one he wished to be with.

“It kind of just went from there,” Rodriguez informed The Arizona Republic.

The couple met on Tinder in September 2021 and had spent each waking second since collectively, Rodriguez stated. They had deliberate on settling down in Illinois or Wisconsin, however had not had an opportunity to debate it additional. 

Castanon was shot and killed early on the morning of May 8 in West Allis, Wisconsin. He was believed to be round ladies he knew on the time of shooting. 

‘Goofy, type and selfless’

One of Rodriguez’s favourite reminiscences of Castanon was the primary time he met her 3-year-old daughter.

Arizona native, Phoenix Castanon, was killed in a shooting in West Allis, Wisconsin, on May 8.

“She liked him from the moment she saw him. She had her days where she couldn’t stand him, but she loved him,” Rodriguez stated of her daughter. 

Once you actually bought to know him, he was the kindest individual ever, Rodriguez stated.

“I used to call him a big teddy bear because he would put on this front of Mr. Big and Bad but he was actually goofy, kind and selfless,” Rodriguez said. “He was always there to help, whether he knew you or not. If he felt the need to step in, he would.”

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