1 dead, another injured, 2 suspects at large after Tempe apartment shooting - East Valley Tribune: Mesa

1 dead, another injured, 2 suspects at large after Tempe apartment shooting

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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012 4:18 pm | Updated: 4:28 pm, Thu Jan 19, 2012.

Police are asking for the public's help in indentifying and locating two suspects in what officers say is a drug-related shooting that left a 22-year-old man dead and two more men injured Wednesday at Tempe's Hayden Lane Apartments.

Police identified the man who died as Allen Philip Cropper. A second victim also was shot, sustaining a non-life-threatening wound, and a third man was assaulted by one of the suspects at about 3 p.m. inside the apartment at 1896 E. Hayden Lane, police said.

One of the suspects was described as 5-foot-10, about 250 pounds, with short shaved hair and wearing a black polo shirt and black pants. The second suspect was described as 5-foot-9, about 175 pounds with short shaved hair. He was wearing a white hat with blue trim and a white and blue letterman-style jacket. The suspects left in a blue 2001-2005 Chevrolet Suburban with dark tinted windows, according to police.

Anyone with information on this crime can call the Tempe Police Department at (480) 350-8311 or Silent Witness at (480) 948-6377.

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