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Eduardo Uzueta: What we know about Father, 28, Shot While Looking at Christmas Light with Family

Eduardo Uzueta: What we know about Father, 28, Shot While Looking at Christmas Light with Family

A man is suspected of murdering a father, Eduardo Uzueta who was out with his family gazing at Christmas lights earlier this month in Phoenix. Isaish Joshua Nash, 19, was arrested on Friday in Mesa, according to police.

On December 8, police in Phoenix were called to Sunridge Park near 63rd Avenue and Roosevelt Street for a gunshot. Officers responded and discovered a pistol, shot casings, a rifle, a mobile phone, and blood in a cul-de-sac on McKinley Street, just south of the park.

Eduardo Uzueta: What we know about Father, 28, Shot While Looking at Christmas Light with Family
A mugshot of Isaish Joshua Nash. Nash has since been charged with one count of first-degree murder.

Other police responded to a residence at 67th Avenue and Van Buren Street, where a woman called 911 to report that her boyfriend, 28-year-old Eduardo Uzueta, had been shot. Uzueta was transferred to the hospital, where he died.

Officers were told by Uzueta’s girlfriend that she, Uzueta, and their two little children were driving around looking at Christmas lights when they came upon a vehicle with numerous males gathered around it. According to court records, Uzueta stepped out of the car to smoke, but the group and Uzueta got into a fight.

According to investigators, Uzueta’s girlfriend reported hearing numerous gunshots before losing sight of her partner. According to court filings, Uzueta then walked back to his car and informed his girlfriend he had been shot. They then drove to a relative’s house and dialed 911.

Uzueta’s girlfriend stated that they did not know who the individuals were and that Uzueta “did nothing to provoke them,” according to court documents.

On Friday, police arrested four men involved in the fight, including Nash, after searching the phone left at the crime scene. Text messages between the group showed they planned to rob someone and steal their car, investigators said.

Two of the men refused to speak to police, but one of the men told police Nash pistol whipped Uzueta and then shot him several times, court documents say. He also reportedly told police Nash and a friend was trying to rob Uzueta before the shooting.

source:summarybio.com