Patrol officers responded to the Spenard area hotel parking lot at 4:27 pm on Monday afternoon to find a male victim, later identified as 27-year-old David Welch, in that lot critically injured by gunfire. The man was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Investigators say they believe that the incident is most likely drug-related. They have not released any descriptive details on the shooter.
On Tuesday, APD announced that the victim succumbed to his injuries while hospitalized.
If you were a witness to this crime or have any information regarding this investigation, please contact non-emergency Dispatch at 3-1-1 (Option #1)