(ARIZONA REPUBLIC) Phoenix police confirmed the arrest of a suspect in the murder of Father Kenneth Walker, a Phoenix police spokesman said Monday morning via social media.

Investigators arrested a 54-year-old man with a history of aggravated assault and misconduct involving weapons on suspicion of killing the 28-year-old priest found dead in a rectory near downtown Phoenix last week.

News of the arrest of Gary Michael Moran came hours before Valley residents honored Walker with a requiem Mass.

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