A 20-year-old man living in an unincorporated area south of Maricopa was shot to death Nov. 7 and two teenage suspects have been indicted.
Wyatt Miller died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. He apparently knew the two teens involved.
Monday, Gustavo Olivo, 17, and Arthur Eric Magana, 16, both of Maricopa, were indicted by a grand jury on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery. They are listed at addresses within the city limits.
PCSO was called to a residence in the 54200 block of West Cardinal Road just before 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 7. The location is a couple of miles north of Interstate 8.
The caller said somebody was shooting at her and her husband from outside the house. She then said her husband went outside to check.
When deputies arrived, said to be within minutes of being dispatched, they found Miller dead inside a 2001 Chevy truck in the front yard. He was described as having “numerous gunshot wounds.”
Two sets of shoe prints were followed to a residence in the 2300 block of South Oak Road.
“Once at the residence, the homeowner advised the two subjects ran into the back room of his home,” Sheriff Paul Babeu stated. “Deputies went inside of the residence, and the two suspects were taken into custody. The shoe prints on the suspects matched the pattern of the shoe prints at the scene. One of the suspects had blood on his shoes as well.”
Babeu said robbery appears to be the motive and the three were acquainted.
He said the investigation indicated Olivo and Magana were inside Miller’s vehicle when one of them shot Miller several times. They allegedly then stole his money and other property.
Arraignment for the juvenile suspects is scheduled for Nov. 18 at Pinal County Superior Court.