15-year-old boy dies after being found injured in Phoenix, suspects sought

Police are looking for answers after a 15-year-old boy was killed in Phoenix over the weekend. 

Witnesses reported hearing someone struggling to breathe before collapsing in a parking lot near 31st Avenue and Yorkshire Drive around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. 

The victim, identified as 15-year-old Sam Cooper, was taken to the hospital by fire officials where he died from his injuries. 

Phoenix police say he was suffering from trauma, but they did not give further details. 

The boy’s death is classified as a homicide at this time.

Police say there is very little information available and are asking the public to come forward with information. If you know anything about this case, please contact the Phoenix Police Department Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141 or to remain anonymous, call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.

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