Man arrested in connection to shooting
A man was arrested Monday night after allegedly being involved in a shooting. There were no injuries or property damage reported as a result of the incident.
According to the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, at about 11:50 p.m., deputies were sent to the 11000 block of South Avenue 9E after receiving a report of shots fired.
Once on scene, deputies conducted a search of the area and discovered three spent casings. They also spoke to a witness who provided a description of the vehicle reportedly used in connection with the shooting.
Deputies found a vehicle occupied by one driver and one passenger matching the description given by the witness and performed a high risk stop, securing both occupants.
The driver, whose identity was not released to the public Tuesday, reportedly told the deputies there were two weapons inside the vehicle.
After an initial investigation, deputies arrested the passenger, 21-year-old Victor Medina, for allegedly possessing a firearm even though he is a prohibited possessor. He was later booked into the Yuma County Adult Detention Center.
The driver was released pending further investigation.
YCSO has shared information about the shooting with the Yuma Police Department to determine if the incident is related to any other of the various unsolved recent shootings in the area.
“As of this time we cannot confirm a link to any other recent shooting events,” noted Alfonso Zavala, YCSO public information officer.
The incident remains under investigation. YCSO encourages anyone with any information to contact them at 783-4427, or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.