According to police, a fifteen-year-old (15) male was in extremely critical condition after being shot multiple times at a party over the weekend. Saturday morning around 5:30 a.m., police responded to a shooting at an apartment complex in Phoenix at 64th Avenue and McDowell Road. When police arrived, they found the boy who was then transported to a local hospital. Officers said the boy and twenty (20) of his friends were at the apartment for an overnight party. However, when the shooting began, only about twelve of the guests remained. Police do not know what motivated the shooting, and were in the process of obtaining a search warrant to search the apartment. Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact them.
According to Arizona Revised Statute § 13-1204, “A person commits aggravated assault if the person commits assault . . . under any of the following circumstances: (1) If the person causes serious physical injury to another. (2) If the person uses a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument . . .” Aggravated assault, also known as assault with a deadly weapon, is a Class 3 felony. Further, a person convicted of aggravated assault will face a mandatory prison sentence of five (5), seven and a half (7 ½) or fifteen (15) years. Additionally, aggravated assault charges will likely carry steep fines and probation.
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