According to Gerry Blair, spokesman for the Coconino County Sherriff’s Office, two (2) men and one (1) woman, whose names have not been released, were killed at the “Too Broke for Sturgis” motorcycle rally at a campground at Mormon Lake over the weekend. On Friday, at approximately 11:20 p.m., several shots were fired leaving three (3) people dead. Another woman was shot six (6) times and was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center for emergency surgery. Two (2) other women were transported to the hospital to receive treatment for shock. Police have not made any arrests but suspect the shooting may have been a homicide-suicide as one (1) of the men was shot several times and the other was found dead with a handgun located near his hand. Darla Cook, spokesperson for Forever Resorts, the company that owns the Mormon Lake Lodge, said the event was cancelled and people were asked to leave the campgrounds. Approximately 2000 people attended the event.
According to Arizona Revised Statute § 13-1105, “A person commits first degree murder if: intending or knowing that the person’s conduct will cause death, the person causes the death of another person . . . .” Under Arizona law, first degree murder is a Class 1 Felony and may result in penalties such as twenty-five (25) years to life in prison without the possibility of parole, life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty.
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