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Gustavo Olivo, 17, and Arthur Eric Magana, 16, have been formally charged with the felony of first-degree murder by the Pinal County Attorney's Office. (PCSO photos)

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.

Scott Strobel

Sheriff Paul Babeu announced today he has relieved a 14-year deputy of his duties while commencing termination proceedings to fire him from the sheriff’s office. On March 3, Deputy Scott Strobel was served termination papers at the Pinal County Sheriff’s Internal Affairs Bureau.

In November of 2015, PCSO was made aware of allegations that Scott Strobel, 47, had sexual contact with a 15-year-old male in 2005. Babeu ordered a full criminal investigation into the allegations and placed Strobel on administrative reassignment.

The results of the investigation were turned over to the Pinal County Attorney’s Office and ultimately a grand jury. On March 2, Strobel was indicted on four counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of child luring.

“When allegations such as these are brought forward, I have a duty to investigate fully and immediately remove the employee from public duty,” Babeu said. “It is disturbing to hear these allegations, but the results of our investigation and the grand jury indictment, show that nobody is above the law and we are prepared to hold any offender accountable for their criminal acts.”

Strobel was a school resource officer and had been president of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Deputy’s Association.