Police: 1 of 5 victims in AZ shooting was attorney
Thursday, June 2, 2011
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities have confirmed that one of the people killed Thursday in a southwest Arizona shooting spree was a Yuma attorney.
Yuma Police Chief Jerry Geier tells The Associated Press that the gunman walked into the law office of Jerrold Shelley in the downtown area, and shot and killed Shelley sometime Thursday morning.
Police earlier identified the suspected shooter as 73-year-old Carey Hal Dyess of Yuma.
Authorities say Dyess killed four other people elsewhere in Yuma County and wounded one person before fatally shooting himself. The wounded person was flown to a Phoenix-area hospital.
The downtown-area shooting forced officials block off a city street and lock down the nearby Yuma County Courthouse and some schools. No one was injured at the courthouse or schools, and the buildings were later reopened.
The other victims' names were not released.