A teenager was arrested after allegedly fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend’s new 16-year-old boyfriend at an Arizona gas station early Saturday morning, a report said.
The 17-year-old suspect saw the couple together at a QuikTrip gas station in Buckeye and allegedly shot and killed the boy, identified as Efrain Escobar, during the 2 a.m. confrontation, 12News reported, citing police.
A pal of Escobar’s then returned fire at the suspect as he fled the scene, but did not strike him, the report said.
The suspect was arrested soon after. Charges against the minor weren’t immediately reported.
Escobar’s family was devastated over his killing.
“It’s not going to be the same without him,” Escobar’s cousin, Angeline Carbajal, told ABC15.
“His hugs. Every time he’d see me, if I was standing, he’d come and give me a hug,” she said through tears.