Sedona AZ (January 10, 2013) – On January 4, 2013, at approximately 4:50 PM, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a reported shot fired into the occupied Bank of the West building, 34301 Old Black Canyon Highway, Black Canyon City, Arizona.
YCSO Deputies contained the area and searched for suspect(s) while detectives from the Criminal Investigations Bureau met with bank employees. Detectives confirmed that one shot had been fired through a bank window from an unknown location outside the building. Fortunately, no one inside the bank was hurt.
Detectives soon learned that a bank employee received a phone call prior to the shot being fired and the content of the call indicates a connection to the incident. The exact motivation of the shooting is still to be determined.
YCSO detectives are working leads in the investigation jointly with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Detectives are aware of the robbery at the Bank of the West in Tolleson, Arizona on January 5, 2013, but initial inquires do not indicate a link to the Black Canyon City bank shooting.
Detectives are withholding investigative details at this time. If anyone has information regarding this incident, please call YCSO at 928-771-3260 or report the information anonymously to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260.