NAU shooting suspect being held on $2M bond

Published: Oct. 9, 2015 at 3:10 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2018 at 5:15 PM MST
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Colin Brough (Source: Facebook)
Colin Brough (Source: Facebook)
Steven Jones (Source: Northern Arizona University)
Steven Jones (Source: Northern Arizona University)

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The student suspected of shooting four others, one of them fatally, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault on Oct. 9, according to a news release from Northern Arizona University.

The release confirmed that Colin Brough is the student who died in the shooting. Three other students, Nicholas Prato, Kyle Zientek and Nicholas Piring were taken to Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment.

NAU police Chief G.T. Fowler identified the shooting suspect as Steven Jones, an 18-year-old student at the school. Jones is being held on a $2 million bond.

The university released a statement on its website providing a time line following the Oct. 9 shooting on campus and acknowledging an error in how an alert to students and staff was sent.

The statement reads in part:

10 a.m. update: The Northern Arizona University Police Department was notified at 1:20 a.m. of shots fired on north campus. Police were dispatched, the suspect was detained and the situation was secured at 1:22 a.m. Emergency services were on the scene by 1:33 a.m. to assist the victims.

An error during the deployment of the NAU Alert system resulted in limited distribution of the initial alerts, which were sent as a precautionary measure to notify campus of the situation. A final all clear message was sent to the entire campus at 2:52 a.m.

Police said a confrontation between students led to the shooting that left one dead and three other people injured on the NAU campus.

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