NEW DETAILS: Shooting suspect was carrying whip when altercation with alleged victim began near Houghton, Escalante roads
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Court documents reveal new details about a shooting on Tucson’s southeast side late on Wednesday, May 11.
A 22-year-old man was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
According to the Interim Complaint, the man and his cousin got into a fight with the suspect in the 3900 block of South Corte Rana Rica after a verbal confrontation.
The suspect, 20-year-old Aiden Huggins, was booked into Pima County Jail on aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault temporary substantial injury charges, police said. His bond was set at $20,000.
According to the court documents, the alleged victim and his cousin were driving in the area and encountered Huggins walking, carrying a whip. Huggins and the driver got into an argument, exchanging insults. The driver turned the car around and returned to Huggins, who allegedly threw a rock at the vehicle, walked up to the driver’s door and punched the driver.
The alleged victim and his cousin exited the vehicle and the three began to fight.
According to the complaint, the cousins returned to the vehicle after the fight, which is when Huggins allegedly shot the driver in the chest. The cousin heard two “small pops” but didn’t know what they were.
The driver passed out shortly afterward and crashed into a wash not far from the scene. The cousin called 911 after finding a wound on the driver. Investigators said the wound was small and almost unnoticeable.
According to the complaint, neighbors identified Huggins as the suspect, saying he was known to walk around the neighborhood carrying a whip.
Police found Huggins at home and located a .22 caliber revolver in his bedroom, according to the complaint document.
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