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Shooting in Castle Canyon Mesa results in homicide

YCSO/Courtesy<br>Yavapai Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported shooting in the 6300 block of Copper Hill Drive that left one man dead early Tuesday morning.

YCSO/Courtesy<br>Yavapai Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported shooting in the 6300 block of Copper Hill Drive that left one man dead early Tuesday morning.

One man is dead and one is in jail after an early morning shooting Tuesday in Castle Canyon Mesa, a subdivision just west of Prescott Valley.

Yavapai County Sheriff's spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said in a news release that deputies responded at about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday morning to a home in the 6300 block of Copper Hill Dr., after a caller reported seeing someone shoot a man near the doorway of the home.

D'Evelyn said deputies quickly responded and arrested Peter Downing, 46, who lives at the shooting location. Emergency personnel treated the 40-year-old victim, Brett Huggins, also a Castle Canyon Mesa resident, and pronounced him dead at the scene. Deputies recovered a firearm from the scene, D'Evelyn said.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Bureau continued to investigate the shooting on Tuesday.

Deputies booked Downing into the Camp Verde Detention Center on a charge of 2nd Degree Murder and Possession of a Deadly Weapon as a Prohibited Possessor. His booking photo was not yet available by the Tribune's press time.

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