Man Arrested For Murdering Ex-Girlfriend’s New Boyfriend

Phoenix police have arrested a man who they believe killed his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend at a Phoenix apartment complex.

On Monday around 10:30 p.m., officers responded to an apartment complex near Seventh Street and Thomas Road after receiving a call over concern for a missing person.

Upon arriving to the scene, police spoke with the concerned caller who hadn’t seen or talked to their friend, 25-year-old Harry Doan, who was reportedly staying nearby.

Officers went to the residence where they were told Doan was staying. Upon entering, police found Doan with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Upon an investigation, detectives learned that Doan was in a relationship with a woman whose ex-boyfriend,

Rene Penaloza (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Photo)

26-year-old Rene Penaloza, had made threats against Doan.

“This avenue of follow up was worked until probable cause was established to arrest Penaloza for the murder of Doan,” Sgt. Rob Scherer said in a press release.

Police stopped Penaloza in his vehicle near Tucson and he was arrested.

Reports state that he admitted to the homicide during questioning. He was booked into Maricopa County Jail on multiple counts, including first-degree murder, burglary and kidnapping.