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19-year-old killed in West Allis shooting identified, police seeking suspect

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Posted at 7:54 AM, May 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-09 19:40:41-04

WEST ALLIS, Wis. — The West Allis Police Department said it is investigating after a 19-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday morning.

The incident happened around 2:40 a.m. in the 2000 block of S. 84th Street. When officers arrived, they found the teen who had died from a gunshot wound.

The West Allis Police Department identified the victim on Monday as Phoenix O. Castanon of Arizona.

Officials say Castanon was in the area with women he knew. One of the girls was walking along 84th Street when she was approached by an unknown male suspect driving a car. Police said the man was speaking to the woman and she became scared. The woman then ran to a vehicle that Castanon was in.

Police say Castanon exited the car and approached the male suspect. The two exchanged words and the suspect then fired a gun, striking Castanon, police said. The suspect then fled the scene.

Police say the suspect is a Black male with shorter dreadlocks. He is estimated to be between 5'7 and 5'11 in height.

Detectives continue to investigate this incident. Additional information may be released in the future as the investigation progresses. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the West Allis Police Department at (414)302-8000.

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