A 38-year-old Phoenix man is being held on one count of second-degree murder and one count of weapons misconduct for prohibited possessor.
Dion Trent Walton was arrested May 3 in connection with the murder of 69-year-old Hubert Moore of Glendale on March 19 near 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.
Patrol officers responded to a 911 call of a shooting at an apartment complex just after 8:30 p.m. March 19, according to Officer Tiffany Ngalula.
Upon arrival, officers located Moore with several gunshot wounds and immediately used their issued trauma kits to provide first aid. The victim was transported to a Valley hospital in critical condition.
“It was reported that the initial trauma first aid provided by officers on scene helped in the victim’s survival for a month beyond the shooting,” Ngalula said.
Moore died April 26.
While Moore was alive, he spoke with detectives and identified Walton as the shooter. He said Walton came to his apartment with a gun, confronting him about a battery charger and then shooting him several times.
On May 3, Walton was located by detectives in Phoenix and taken into custody. Walton had the firearm when arrested and admitted to the shooting.