TONOPAH, Ariz. — Maricopa County authorities say a 15-year-old Tonopah girl and her 21-year-old boyfriend have been arrested in the shooting death of the girl’s father.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez says the girl and the boyfriend were taken into custody following interviews with detectives after the girl originally told dispatchers that she’d seen a former boyfriend shoot her father Monday several hours before she called 911.
No information was released on a possible motive.
The boyfriend was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and tampering with evidence.
The girl was detained at a juvenile facility on suspicion of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and tampering with evidence.
Tonopah is located 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of Phoenix.