Update: Juvenile suspect arrested in connection to shooting incident at Prescott carnival

On Monday afternoon, May 1, members of the Investigation Section with the Prescott Police Department arrested a 16-year-old male suspect in connection with the shooting incident that occurred during the late evening hours on Saturday, April 29 at 840 Rodeo Drive, according to a news release.

The male juvenile suspect was booked into the Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Center on the following charges: misconduct involving weapons, endangerment and unlawful discharge of a firearm within the city limits.


At approximately 10:25 p.m. Saturday, Prescott Police officers responded to a carnival that was taking place at Prescott Rodeo Grounds after receiving the report of shots being fired at this location.

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that a physical altercation had occurred between two groups of juveniles. At some point during this altercation, one of the juveniles produced a handgun and fired the weapon. One 16-year-old suspect was struck with a handgun round in the leg, which through the investigation, appears as though was accidentally self-inflicted, police said.

Investigators are still actively working this incident and sorting out the details that led to this shooting.

“This incident was the result of careless and reckless behavior by a group of juveniles who showed no regard for the well-being of any innocent bystanders,” Prescott Police stated in the news release. “Thankfully, no other people were injured by the criminal acts of these kids. This behavior in our community will not be tolerated.”

If you have any more information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Jennison at 928-777-1988 ext. 5640. You can also report any information anonymously through Yavapai Silent Witness at yavapaisw.com or at 1-800-932-3232.

Information provided by the Prescott Police Department.

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