May 03, 2016 06:10 AM EDT
University Of Arizona Campus Shooting Injures A Man; Assaulter Arrested!
29-year-old Christopher Eugene has been arrested in connection with last week's shooting on the Tucson campus that injured another man, University of Arizona police said Monday, May 2.
In a news release, UAPD said Eugene was arrested around 7 a.m. Monday without incident at his Tuscon home. Campus law enforcement and the Tucson police SWAT team booked him on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of aggravated robbery, all felonies.
According to police, a man was shot Wednesday night near the Keating/BIO5 building, in the 1600 block of East Helen St. Campus.
Police said neither the suspect nor the victim are affiliated with UA.
In the April 27 shooting that occurred near the Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building on the north eastern edge of campus, police found shell casings and blood near the building, but no victim or suspect could be located, according to reports on Tucson.
The unidentified victim was shot once in the buttocks.
Police said the 23-year-old victim came in seeking treatment at about 9 p.m. and was released the next day. Police suspect the victim and his assailant earlier clashed with each other off-campus, and the shooting was intended to solely injure the victim.
The victim divulged he was approached by three men as soon as he got off the Sun Link streetcar, North Warren Avenue, department spokesman, Sgt. Filbert Barrera said.
The victim also told the investigators that one of the men shot at him multiple times, hitting him once in the buttocks.
The suspect made a quick exit in a dark color SUV, Barrera added.
In order to steer clear of any threat to campus following the April 27 shooting, UA police issued four safety alerts.
Although police released a sketch of the suspect, they have refrained from releasing Eugene's picture as the investigation was ongoing, according to reports on ABC15.
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