Peoria Police

"MCSO detectives and Phoenix Police officers located the victim’s vehicle, with three possible suspects inside, in the area of 21st Place and Carver Drive."

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Roderick Smith, 18, early Sunday, Dec. 29.

Smith is accused of armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping.

According to MCSO Spokesman Sgt. Calbert Gillett, deputies responded to a “shots fired” call in the area of 71st Drive and Greenway Road on Sunday at 5 a.m., about 2 miles from Peoria’s P83.

“When deputies arrived on scene, they located a male victim who was shot while attempting to escape after reportedly being kidnapped from the area of 42nd Street and Baseline Road,” Gillett said.

He said the victim told deputies three suspects stole his Jeep, wallet, phone and ATM cards prior to shooting him. 

Emergency responders transported the victim to a hospital where he went into surgery. His condition improved to stable, Gillett reported. 

MCSO detectives and Phoenix Police officers located the victim’s vehicle, with three possible suspects inside, in the area of 21st Place and Carver Drive. 

After a short pursuit, police stopped the vehicle and arrested Smith along with two juveniles, ages 16 and 17. The juveniles were booked into juvenile detention on aggravated assault, kidnapping and armed robbery charges.

Smith also faces probation violation charges.