Police name victim in suspected north Scottsdale homicide

Scottsdale Police Department (File photo)

The Scottsdale Police Department recently identified the man shot to death in north Scottsdale.

Police say Richard Chavez, 26, was allegedly the victim of a homicide after officers found him dead.

Police say they responded to a welfare check call at 4 p.m. Friday, May 25 at the Scottsdale Highlands Apartments, 15255 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., according to a police report.

The female reportedly stopped at her brother’s residence and upon arrival, discovered broken glass outside the residence, prompting her to call 911.

Officers arrived and attempted contact at the apartment, a report states. When there was no response, police say officers entered the residence and found an unidentified dead adult male inside.

Police say they are in the early stages of this investigation and do not have any suspect information to provide at this time. Officers do say, however, this does not appear to be a random attack.

The investigation is active and police say they will provide updates when they become available.

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