Phoenix police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man accused of killing a sleeping man outside a convenience store at the end of last month.
According to police, just before 4 a.m. on June 29, an unknown suspect entered the 7-Eleven located near 19th and Glendale Avenues for a drink of water. Upon leaving the store, the suspect allegedly approached the sleeping victim, 34-year-old Lionel Larue, and poured water onto him before kicking and beating him.
Larue was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead, and Phoenix police are actively investigating and searching for the suspect. He is described as 17-20 years old, 5’8″ to 5’10”, and weighing 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white head band, red backpack and white shoes. Anyone who recognizes this man or has information on this incident should call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or for Spanish 480-TESTIGO. Callers can remain anonymous and could earn up to a $1,000 reward.
Learn more about the Silent Witness program on the official website.
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