Sierra Vista Man Arrested After Monday Night Shooting

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Rashaun Jones

A Sierra Vista Police man, Rashaun Jones, was arrested for aggravated assault after investigating a shooting that occurred at a local apartment complex on Monday night.

According to Sierra Vista Police, on Monday, September 16, at about 10:50 p.m. responded to a call reporting that someone had been shot at Casa de la Sierra Apartments, located in the 500 block of Coronado Drive.

When officers arrived on scene, they found that Sierra Vista resident Brian Palmer had been shot in the abdomen. Palmer was transported by ambulance to a waiting helicopter, which flew him to a Tucson medical facility. He is still hospitalized and is in stable condition.

During the investigation, Jessica Koley, a witness to the shooting was identified as having an outstanding parole warrant. She was arrested and booked into Cochise County Jail.

At 9:23 a.m. today, the 22-year-old Jones turned himself in at the Sierra Vista Police Department. He was booked into the Cochise County Jail for aggravated assault. The weapon allegedly used in the shooting was also surrendered to police.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact SVPD Detective Thomas Ransford at (520) 452-7500.