Sierra Vista police arrest drive-by shooting suspect

Sierra Vista police arrest drive-by shooting suspect
Joseph Ahrens (Source: Sierra Vista Police Department)

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - With the help of information from the public, the Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a local man on charges that include three counts of attempted homicide for a drive-by shooting.

SVPD Special Operations Bureau detectives arrested 18-year-old Sierra Vista resident Joseph Ahrens on Thursday, May 21.

The shooting happened at the intersection of Seventh Street and Busby Drive at about 9 p.m. on Friday, May 15.

Bullets fired in the shooting penetrated two trailers located in the Sierra Grande Mobile Home Park. One bullet nearly struck a child playing in a bedroom, according to the SVPD. No injuries were reported resulting from this incident.

A video camera in the area captured footage of the two vehicles involved and the SVPD asked for the public’s help in identifying them.

The Sierra Vista Police Department are searching for drive-by suspects.
The Sierra Vista Police Department are searching for drive-by suspects. (Source: SVPD)
The Sierra Vista Police Department are searching for drive-by suspects.
The Sierra Vista Police Department are searching for drive-by suspects. (Source: SVPD)

“We appreciate the public’s assistance in getting the word out and providing information that led to this arrest,” says SVPD Cpl. Joshua Nicola, the detective on the case.

Ahrens was booked into the Cochise County Jail for 10 counts of drive-by shooting, five counts of discharging a firearm at a structure, 10 counts of discharging a firearm into the city limits, one count of misconduct involving a weapon, one count of possessing marijuana for sale, one count of criminal damage, one count of tampering with evidence, three counts of attempted homicide, nine counts of endangerment and two counts of disorderly conduct. He is being held without bond.

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