Two people have been arrested with Monday’s fatal shooting in Tonopah, 50 miles west of downtown Phoenix off of I-10.
According to the Maricopa County Sheriff Department, deputies have arrested 21-year-old Daniel Stroh (pictured) and a 15-year-old girl, believed to be his girlfriend. A judge has set Stroh’s bond at $1 million, and both suspects face first-degree murder charges.
MCSO deputies responded to an “unknown trouble” call near 371st Avenue and Buckeye Road, where a man later identified as John Norton, 59, was reported to have been shot. The caller was later identified as Norton’s 15-year-old daughter, and she told dispatchers that she saw a former boyfriend shoot her father at their home. She stated she and her younger sister had fled the home after the incident.
When deputies arrived, they discovered Norton deceased inside the home with an apparent gunshot wound.
As MCSO processed the scene and interviewed witnesses, it became clear that the victim’s daughter and her boyfriend, Stroh, were both responsible for the murder. During interviews with the suspects, both confessed, telling MCSO that they had planned the murder several days in advance. The girl eventually told deputies she was upset that her father refused to let her boyfriend visit because of his age.
Stroh was booked into 4th Ave Jail, facing several charges including a count of first-degree murder. Norton’s daughter was taken to the Durango Juvenile Detention Facility and charged with a count of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.