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UPDATE: Man shoots two at Catalina home he had been evicted from

Leslie Parker
Leslie Parker(Pima County Sheriff's Department)
Published: Jan. 28, 2022 at 5:31 AM MST|Updated: Jan. 31, 2022 at 10:32 AM MST
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CATALINA, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - According to court documents, a Catalina man shot two people Thursday, Jan. 27 at the house he had been recently evicted from.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said 74-year-old Leslie Vern Parker shot a man and woman at a home in the 3900 block of East Blue Moon Trail, which is near Columbus and Mainsail boulevards.

The PCSD said 53-year-old Paul Koch died at the scene and a woman suffered injuries that are not life-threatening. KOLD is not identifying the woman because she is the victim of a crime.

According to the interim complaint, the woman owned the home and had recently evicted Parker. She and Koch had an active protection order against him.

The woman told investigators that she saw Parker on her property and confronted him.

Parker allegedly the woman she was going to die and then shot her in the chest, face and hand.

The woman ran to another home in the area to get help and Parker allegedly went into the home and ran into Koch, who was in the bathroom.

Koch was later found dead at the scene by deputies and a witness said he saw Parker’s vehicle leaving the scene.

Parker was later found at a home in the Catalina area and denied having any involvement in the shooting.

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