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Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of a man at a Mesa motel

June 29, 2021 GMT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at a motel last Sunday, Mesa police said Tuesday.

They said 27-year-old Stevie Jones was identified as an investigative lead and detained Monday.

Police said Jones allegedly fired his handgun at 28-year-old Michael Gonzalez through the glass of a hotel room before following him and firing several more rounds.

Gonzalez was found dead in the motel’s parking lot.

Jones has been booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder and misconduct involving weapons.

He’s being held on a $1 million bond with his next court appearance scheduled for July 6 in Phoenix.

It was unclear Tuesday if Jones has a lawyer yet who can speak on his behalf.