Two teenage boys were arrested in connection with a fatal crash that killed a man in Phoenix on Monday.
The boys are suspected of leaving the scene of the crash, which killed a man outside a Walmart store, police say.
Both 17-year-old boys were arrested and booked on an arrest warrant on charges of second-degree murder, leaving the scene of a death, and third-degree assault. The two suspects were also charged with criminal damage and aggravated assault.
Annette Merritt said her brother Charles “Chuck” Merritt was heading to work at the store Monday morning when he was hit by a car near 36th Street and Galen.
“We just heard a big bang. It just sounded like something hit a body. And then we looked up and it’s on our door right there,” said Annette Merritt.
While Chuck had worked at Walmart for about 10 years, Annette said he was a great individual who was well loved.
“A sweet boy, so I don’t know what to think. I don’t want to know what he is thinking,” said Annette Merritt.
On Tuesday afternoon, Phoenix Police said a suspect in the deadly crash was arrested after a lengthy investigation. The identity of the suspect has not been released.
One of the suspects reportedly told a witness in the parking lot that he hit a person and realized he had hit someone when he drove away. Police said they would not release details of the crash Tuesday.