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Burglar Fires 54 Shotgun Rounds Inside Home

Burglar Justin Kincaid, 31 yr old, destroys Blue Ridge home

Burglar Justin Kincaid, 31 yrs old, destroys Blue Ridge home with shotgun

Sedona AZ (July 22, 2013)Thirty one year-old Justin Kincaid of Maricopa, Arizona, was arrested on Friday, July 19, 2013, at about midnight after breaking into an unoccupied home located in the Blue Ridge area. Kincaid is believed to have illegally occupied the residential structure for several days.

Kincaid caused significant damage to the contents and structure of the home after allegedly arming himself with a shotgun found inside the residence. He fired the gun multiple times breaking windows and destroying valuable household property. As deputies and other law enforcement officers responded to 9-1-1 calls from neighbors, Kincaid continued to discharge the shotgun inside the house.

At about 5:15 p.m. on Friday, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received six 911 calls from neighbors who reported hearing multiple gunshots in close proximity to their homes. The callers could not see the shooter, but described the shots as being fired continuously. Neighbors congregated at one of the homes in the immediate area.

After CCSO deputies arrived, they began to search the area on foot while hearing multiple gunshots. They soon identified the house where the gunshots were originating and established a perimeter to observe the structure from a position of safety. The suspect was playing loud music and could be seen pacing back and forth inside the house.

A CCSO Lieutenant at the scene contacted the Flagstaff Police Department and requested the FPD/CCSO SWAT team. Upon arrival, SWAT approached the residence in an armored vehicle and, using an external speaker system to communicate with the suspect, the team convinced the shooter to walk out of the residence unarmed. SWAT members arrested Kincaid without further incident.

After entering and searching the home, deputies learned that vandalism to the interior of the structure was extensive and estimated that the cost of repairs and replacement to be as much as $100,000. It appeared that Kincaid targeted most everything breakable, including shooting out or otherwise shattering every window (about 35, some very large), all mirrors, multiple high-end kitchen appliances, and a large crystal and china collection.

During a search of the residence, deputies found 54 expended shotgun shells.

Coconino County Sheriff BadgeDuring an interview with Kincaid, detectives learned that he left the residence of a relative on July 14, 2013, and drove to Blue Ridge with the stated intention of camping in the forest. He drove around Starlight Pines, claiming to be looking for forest access. Instead, he found a residence with an open garage door. Kincaid said he stayed in the garage until it was obvious that no one would be returning in the near future. At some point while the suspect was squatting in the residence, he became frustrated with his circumstance and began to destroy and vandalize the property.

Kincaid is being held in the Coconino County Sheriff’s Detention Facility on charges of Second Degree Burglary, Felony Criminal Damage and Possession of a Firearm while committing a felony.

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3 Comments

  1. Ed Carp says:

    I guess he got his wish – 3 hots and a cot!

  2. “I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun.”

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