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Arizona in Brief: Nearly 170 animals seized from Phoenix boarding facility

Nearly 170 animals seized from Phoenix boarding facility

PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of animals have been seized from a Phoenix pet boarding facility after an alert from the nearby Arizona Humane Society and two suspects have been arrested.

Phoenix police say nearly 170 dogs, cats and other animals were removed Thursday morning from Planet Petopia Doggie Dude Ranch.

They say the two owners of the business — a 52-year-old man and 49-year-old woman — have been jailed on suspicion of animal neglect, failure to provide medical care and hoarding. Authorities previously removed more than 50 animals last month.

Arizona Humane Society employees working across the street first reported what they described as squalid conditions, with many animals sick and emaciated.

Kingman police release video of a fatal shooting

KINGMAN (AP) — Police in Kingman have released body camera video showing an officer fatally shooting a domestic violence suspect at an RV park.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office officials are investigating the Feb. 10 shooting of 63-year-old Michael Weber. The brief night-time video released Thursday shows the officer shouting at Weber three times to come out of his travel trailer with his hands up.

The suspect partially appears from behind a door with his hands not raised and the officer fires several shots before saying Weber pointed a gun at him.

Police say Weber had a semi-automatic pistol in his right hand when Kingman police officer Jace Reif opened fire.

They say officers were called to the Zuni Village RV Park about a possible domestic disturbance and Weber yelled at them to leave.

Police arrest student for having gun on campus

SCOTTSDALE (AP) — Authorities have arrested an 18-year-old Scottsdale student who brought a gun to his school’s campus.

Scottsdale police spokesman Kevin Watts says officers responded to Chaparral High School on Thursday around 11:40 a.m. regarding reports of a student having a firearm.

School officials say Justin Perotti disclosed he had a handgun inside his parked vehicle.

Watts says Perotti was cooperative and allowed officers to access his car and weapon.