Two more teenagers arrested in connection to shooting death of 17-year-old in Casa Grande

Nine teenagers have been arrested throughout the investigation so far
Posted at 4:07 PM, Dec 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-03 07:54:31-05

CASA GRANDE — Two additional teenagers have been arrested in connection to the shooting that killed 17-year-old Hailey Stephens.

Casa Grande police say that a total of five teenagers — ages 13, 15, 16, 17 and 18 — have been arrested and charged with murder and an additional four — ages 15, 16, 16 and 17 — have been charged with criminal trespassing.

Video in the player above contains previous coverage of the shooting.

On November 26, police responded to what appeared to be a house party at a vacant home after receiving reports of a shooting.

Police believe a fight broke out at the party between an unknown number of people. The two 17-year-old girls who were shot were not involved in the fight and were victims of stray gunfire.

One of the girls, identified as Stephens, was taken to the hospital in critical condition. She died from her injuries.

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The second teen was struck in the arm and her injuries were not life-threatening.

This case is still being actively investigated. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Nicholas Elliott at (520) 421-8700 #7 or at To remain anonymous, submit information to Casa Grandes Silent Witness either online or by calling (520) 836-2100.