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Silent Witness Tip Leads to Congress Shooting Arrest

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Area Commands MapSedona AZ (July 24, 2015) – Thanks to assistance from a Silent Witness tip and community members sharing additional information with Congress, Arizona, area Yavapai County patrol deputies, two juvenile suspects were arrested the afternoon of July 22, 2015.

Earlier in the day, deputies were notified by an informant who described a 13-year-old Congress resident as a possible suspect. After an extensive search of the area throughout the day based on the information, the suspect was found at a home in Congress. During an interview, the suspect admitted his involvement and identified an accomplice. The second suspect, 16, also a Congress resident, was soon located and arrested. Both juveniles acknowledged firing separate BB/pellet guns at three moving vehicles, an unoccupied building, a parked vehicle, and flood lights at the Congress Laundromat and another nearby building.

Interview details have not been disclosed as of this writing.

Deputies located and seized both pellet guns. The juveniles were booked at the Prescott Juvenile Detention Center on charges including Endangerment, Criminal Damage, Weapons Misconduct, Disorderly Conduct, and Trespassing.

YCSO Sheriff Scott Mascher would like to thank the community for its partnership and the YCSO patrol crew who expedited the investigation to identify and arrest these suspects.

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