View Full Version : Yuma Shootings: At least 5 killed, policy say

06-02-2011, 04:45 PM
Yuma police say five people have been killed in a shooting that has forced authorities to close schools and the courthouse. A sixth person was reportedly wounded and taken to a hospital.

Details about the shooter and victims were not immediately clear.

Yuma police Sgt. Clint Norred tells The Associated Press that five people were killed in the Yuma area. It's unclear if there were others who were injured.

Norred says police originally responded to a shooting call around 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Officials said Yuma School District One put three of their elementary schools on lockdown for approximately two hours. In addition, the Yuma County Courthouse was placed on lockdown. The lockdowns have since been lifted.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/06/02/20110602yuma-shooting-killed.html#ixzz1O9LPM3Ka

06-02-2011, 05:44 PM
Yuma Shootings Happened at Different Locations But Are Related, Police Say
Clint Norred, Yuma police spokesman, didn't immediately get back to us this afternoon, but tells the Yuma Sun the shootings happened at different locations throughout the city and county and appear to be related.
The Yuma County Sheriff's Office was called to the first scene this morning, when the body of a woman was found in a yard at Avenue 35-1/2E and Old Highway 80. Initial reports on the police scanner said the woman may have suffered a gunshot wound.

Then, around 9:21 a.m., the Yuma Police Department responded to a shooting in the 300 block of 2nd Avenue in Yuma.

According to police scanner traffic, two more shootings were then reported in the Wellton area, followed by a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound near Blaisdell off Highway 95. The Yuma Sun has not been able to confirm the location of the sixth shooting.

One of those killed is an attorney identified by other local attorneys as Jerrold Shelley, although, Norred would not confirm the identity of the victims...Norred also wouldn't confirm whether the suspect was dead or alive. However, conversations picked up over the police scanner indicated the suspect had killed himself


06-02-2011, 09:11 PM
Sounds like a domestic case.

06-02-2011, 09:52 PM
Expect it to be blamed on the Tea Party in 5... 4... 3... 2...

06-02-2011, 09:58 PM
Link (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/06/5-shot-dead-in-yuma-ariz-schools-locked-down/1?csp=hf)

Yep. It was a divorce. A shame.