Glendale police officers arrested Jaytavyonne “Jay Loco” Garrett Oct. 14 and charged him with the Sept. 28 shooting death of Coylee Willis.
Willis, 31, was killed in the parking lot of an apartment complex near 6500 W. Ocotillo Road.
According to Tiffany Ngalula of the Glendale Police Department, police responded to a ShotSpotter activation around 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28.
Willis was found with gunshot wounds and died at the scene, she said.
“(An) investigation revealed that Willis was in the parking lot when he was approached by the suspect. The two were involved in an altercation when the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim,” Ngalula said.
Garrett, 26, was identified as the suspect.
Detectives found Garrett nearly three weeks later at an apartment near the shooting.
Garrett “attempted to evade arrest efforts but was ultimately taken into custody,” Ngalula said.
Garrett faces charges of second-degree murder and a weapons violation.
He has several previous convictions, including aggravated assault of a police officer and domestic violence assault.
On Feb. 12, 2018, Garrett was sentenced to 27 months, with a credit for four months he had served while awaiting trial.
He was released from prison Sept. 5, 2019.