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9:34 AM Tue, Jan. 22nd

Shooting incident leads to arrest

A shooting incident Friday landed a Kingman man in jail on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Mohave County sheriff's deputies responded to a call during the lunch hour of a possible shooting in the 3500 block of Lum Avenue.

"The reporting party did not want to give their name, address or phone number," MCSO spokesman Jarrod Lyman said.

"We were given a vehicle description and it was not in the area.

We did not have enough information to find the exact location at the time."

The sheriff's office received a call from the emergency room at Kingman Regional Medical Center about 20 minutes later, reporting that a man had come in with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Deputies went to the hospital and spoke with the victim, who gave them the location where the shooting had occurred, Lyman said.

Deputies then went to a residence in the 3600 block of Lum and obtained an account of the incident from people inside.

"Witnesses stated the suspect came in and shot the victim as the result of a fight the previous evening," Lyman said.

There was no information available about the nature of the argument.

A "small caliber" weapon was used in the shooting, but Lyman could not be more specific.

The investigation led to the arrest of Dennis Quezada Bracamonte, 21, although Lyman could not say where or when the suspected was taken into custody.

The victim's name was not released pending notification of relatives about the shooting incident.

The Daily Miner contacted registered nurse and nursing supervisor Lavina Roberts at KRMC.

She stated the victim had sustained a minor wound that did not require surgery.

He stayed overnight in the hospital for observation and was released Saturday morning.

Bracamonte may face additional charges once the investigation is completed, Lyman said.