PHOENIX — Authorities say a man has been arrested in the death of a tow truck driver who was shot in Phoenix as he was trying to remove an SUV at an apartment complex.
Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Howard says 27-year-old Billy Wayne West Jr. was arrested in Friday’s shooting death of 26-year-old Alfredo Palencia at the complex near 32nd Street and McDowell.
Palencia was removing the SUV when West confronted him.
Palencia wasn’t removing the vehicle as part of a repossession and instead was towing it because it was parked improperly.
Police say West was apparently a friend of the vehicle owner.
Witnesses later told investigators that they saw West shoot Palencia.
It’s not known whether West has yet been assigned an attorney.