Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of a Chandler man who was shot inside a vehicle after leaving an altercation in the parking lot of a sports bar.
Marlon Mask, 34, was arrested at about 3:40 p.m. Thursday at Seventh Street and Interstate 17 in Phoenix on suspicion of first-degree murder in the homicide of Jason Hambrick and on suspicion of aggravated assault in the shooting of David Lee King Jr., according to Chandler police. King was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Hambrick, who was 29, died about 2:20 a.m. on June 11 when he was shot in the neck while riding as a passenger inside King’s vehicle along West Warner Road between Arrowhead Drive and Dobson Road, police said. An altercation had broken out over a woman in the parking lot of the Drafthouse, 393 W. Warner Road, shortly after 2 a.m., where Hambrick and King were, according to Sgt. Joe Favazzo, a spokesman for the Chandler Police Department.
After Hambrick and King were hit with gunfire about a half-mile from the bar, King drove back to the bar’s parking lot, got out of his vehicle and said they had been shot and needed help.
Mask, who also was arrested on suspicion of misconduct involving weapons, unlawful discharge of a weapon and aggravated assault and drive-by shooting, was booked into a Maricopa County jail.
In 2001, Mask was sentenced to five years in an Arizona Department of Corrections prison for a drug violation, according to prison records.