Arizona man waves down a patrol car to confess he fatally shot someone

By | September 9, 2022

A man has been arrested after waving down a Cochise County Sheriff’s vehicle and allegedly confessing to a fatal shooting Thursday, authorities said.

Sheriff’s officials said 52-year-old Jay Albert Stevens of McNeal is jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder.

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It’s unclear if Stevens has a lawyer yet who can speak on his behalf.

Phoenix TV station KPHO reports that a sheriff’s deputy was on patrol around 1 a.m. he saw man standing in the middle of the road west of the McNeal, an unincorporated community southeast of Tucson.

The man waived down a patrol car and the deputy stopped to ask if he was OK.

According to KPHO, Stevens told the deputy he had just shot and killed someone.

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Stevens led deputies to a home where a 61-year-old man was found dead inside.

The victim’s name hasn’t been released yet and sheriff’s investigators haven’t said what led to the shooting.