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2/1/2012 6:00:00 AM
Peach Springs man charged in shooting
Erin Taylor
Miner Staff Reporter

KINGMAN - A Peach Springs man has been charged with shooting a woman in the head on Christmas Day.

The woman survived.

Cooper Price Susanyatame, 19, was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on multiple charges, including assault with a dangerous weapon, assault resulting in serious bodily injury, use of a firearm in a crime of violence and possession of an unregistered firearm.

Prosecutors allege that Susanyatame fired a short-barreled .22 caliber rifle through the window of a neighboring home on the Hualapai Nation Indian Reservation.

The bullet reportedly missed a juvenile who was playing outside near the window but struck a 44-year-old woman in the back of the head while she was standing in a hallway inside the home.

The woman was airlifted to a Las Vegas Hospital, where the bullet was extracted from her scalp.

According to a criminal complaint filed by the FBI, Susanyatame told investigators that he was posing for a picture and cradling the gun when he moved slightly and the gun went off. He said his finger was not on the trigger and that he assumed the bullet went into the air after the gun fired.

The bullet struck the woman in the left side of her head. The bullet was removed after surgery but she did not suffer a skull fracture, although she described her pain as an "11" on a scale of 1 to 10.

Susanyatame faces a possible sentence of life imprisonment in convicted.

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