Yuma man arrested in party shooting
A Yuma man has been arrested for allegedly firing a pistol into a crowd of 17 people after an argument with another person at a weekend party.
According to the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a residence in the 12500 block of South Drysdale Lane at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday in reference to shots being fired at a party.
Deputies learned that a male subject, later identified as Nicolas Amarillas, 44, had been involved in an argument with another guest. Amarillas was said to have left the party and returned 30-45 minutes later with a handgun.
Amarillas allegedly fired at least 12 rounds from a 9mm handgun at the man he'd been arguing with earlier. At least two rounds struck a parked vehicle that the victim was hiding behind.
None of the 17 people at the party when the shots were fired was injured.
YCSO investigators found Amarillas at about 11:30 a.m. Monday and arrested him. He was booked into the Yuma County jail on charges of attempted homicide and aggravated assault.
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