One suspect is in custody in connection with an early morning shooting on December 2, in the area of the Coconino County Probation Office located at 549 S. Navajo Drive, and a home invasion that occurred on December 1 in Big Water, Utah. On December 2, Page Police Department arrested Allen Alberto Medrano-Juarez.
According to the Page Police Department, officers responded to a report of multiple gunshots just after 1 AM on December 2. Witnesses described the incident to offers stating the driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee had blocked the road and fired several shots at another vehicle, which was stopped.
Multiple bullet cartridges were located by officers in the road, and there were multiple locations where bullets hit the Coconino County Probation Office. The front door of the office had also been hit by a bullet, causing the glass door to shatter. Officers were able to obtain better descriptions of the vehicles involved through surveillance footage from several
businesses in the area.
In an attempt to locate the vehicles involved, officers conducted a city-wide search. One vehicle was located at approximately 11:30 yesterday morning, and it was determined the vehicle belonged to the victim. During the investigation, the victim stated that he had not been injured during the shooting.
Just before 3 PM, officers were able to locate the second vehicle, the Jeep Grand Cherokee at a residence in the 800 block of Grandview St. Officers were able to make contact with the individual, who was identified as Medrano-Juarez. Medrano-Juarez was taken into custody shortly after.
Officers obtained search warrants for the vehicle and hotel room where Medrano-Juarez was staying. During the searches, officers found numerous pieces of evidence, including a firearm which is believed to have been linked to both the shooting and to a home invasion that occurred on December 1 in Big Water, Utah.
The Page Police Department is cooperating and working with the Big Water Marshal's Office, and the Kane County Sheriff's Department on the home invasion investigation.
Medrano-Juarez was booked into the Coconino County Jail on charges of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, Disorderly Conduct with a Weapon, Prohibited Possessor in Possession of a Firearm, two counts of Endangerment, three counts of Criminal Damage, and Discharging a Firearm in City Limits.
LPNN was on scene yesterday while Page Police Department was conducting their investigation. While officers were on scene, South Lake Powell Blvd was closed between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue.
Both investigations are still ongoing.
The charges referenced herein are merely accusations and all individuals are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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