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Fri, July 19

Police: No leads yet in shooting of Chino man

PRESCOTT – Local auth-orities aren't any closer to solving Friday's attempted homicide that left a 24-year-old Chino Valley man with a gunshot wound to his head.

The victim, Lee Johnson, survived the shooting, but he remains hospitalized in Phoenix.

Chino Valley Police Sgt. Mark Garcia said Johnson, who is in good condition, underwent surgery Monday but doctors were unable to remove the bullet from his cheek.

On Friday afternoon in the 1400 block of South Road 1 West, a Hispanic man allegedly shot Johnson once in the head at his residence and then left the scene.

Garcia said investigators do not have any leads on the suspect and by now he may have left the state and possibly the country.

He said the victim did not shine any light on the incident either.

"He doesn't know who the shooter was," he said, adding that Johnson and the suspect were involved in an altercation before the suspect allegedly fired a shot from a small caliber hand-gun.

Garcia said police have no motive for the altercation or the shooting.

He said the two witnesses police interviewed heard the shot but did not see the actual incident.

The suspect is about 6 feet tall with a medium build and was wearing black jeans and a black shirt at the time of the incident. He is between 20 and 30 years of age.

People with any information regarding this case may call their local law enforcement agency or CVPD at 636-4223 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232.

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