Police: Man stumbles during robbery attempt, kills partner

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Posted: Sep 29, 2015 6:51 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — A man planned to rob a Phoenix home but stumbled walking up to it — setting off his revolver and fatally shooting his co-conspirator, police say.

Authorities say that after his arrest, Jose Perez-Torres admitted to the Sept. 25 fatal shooting of 19-year-old Eric Hernandez-Tellez. Phoenix police say the 21-year-old Perez-Torres initially fled the scene, but they caught up with him later in Tempe.

He was booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and other charges stemming from warrants.