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Shots fired in parking lot, hitting vehicle, store

Curtis Charles Severance

Curtis Charles Severance

KINGMAN - An argument in the parking lot of a local grocery store turned violent in the early morning hours Saturday, with one man allegedly firing at least 10 shots at an SUV the other man was in.

Curtis Charles Severance, 44, of Kingman was arrested at his home more than seven hours later and charged with a number of felonies, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The alleged victim's white Suburban was riddled with bullet holes when officers arrived at Smith's at about 2:40 a.m., according to Deputy Police Chief Rusty Cooper, and more bullets broke the store's glass front doors - and even lodged into a wall at the back of the store.

The alleged victim, also 44, was not armed. The incident, according to Cooper, began after his girlfriend called Severance to come and pick her up because of an argument. Severance and the man began arguing when Severance arrived and Severance allegedly fired at least 10 rounds. No one was hurt.

Severance fled the scene and witnesses called 911, said Cooper. The alleged victim reportedly identified Severance as the shooter.

Detectives took him into custody without incident a few minutes after 11 a.m. at his home in the 1900 block of Roy Rogers Way.

In addition to the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge, Severance faces felony charges of misconduct involving a weapon, endangerment and criminal damage.

Cooper said drugs and drug paraphernalia were found at Severance's home and he anticipates charges related to that allegation will be filed.