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Man dead after being hit by car in Phoenix; suspect arrested

The Phoenix Police Department on Friday arrested a man suspected of killing another man after running him down with a vehicle.

Police have identified the suspect as Paul Scott, 62.

Officers were called to the area of ​​12th Street and Northern Avenue just before midnight after receiving reports that a man had been hit by a car in a parking lot, a police news release said on Saturday. of Phoenix.

The victim, whose identity has not been released, died of his injuries, police said.

Police also found Scott at the scene as he had remained in the area and asked someone to call police, the statement said.

Officers learned that Scott and the victim got into a confrontation about an hour before Scott ran the victim over with his car.

Scott was incarcerated in Maricopa County Jail on a charge of first degree murder.

Police are asking anyone who witnesses an interaction between the suspect and the victim to call the police department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

The investigation was ongoing, police said.

Contact breaking news reporter Laura Daniella Sepulveda at [email protected] or on Twitter @lauradNews.

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