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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