Shooting suspect arrested for attempted first-degree murder

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Julio Morales Ruiz

The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a local man for attempted first-degree murder on Thursday, April 28, after investigating a shooting that occurred near Los Arcos Mobile Home Park on Tuesday evening.

SVPD officers responded to the area of the Los Arcos at about 9:07 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, after receiving a report of gunshots being heard near the mobile home park’s entrance off Busby Drive. Officers learned that a male suspect had brandished a gun before firing it at another individual. The victim was not struck by the rounds and did not sustain any injuries.

SVPD Special Operations Bureau detectives later received information identifying the male suspect. Based on this new lead, SVPD served a search warrant with the assistance of the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office at two residences in the Los Arcos Mobile Home Park at about 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28. This led to the arrest of 20-year-old Sierra Vista resident Julio Morales Ruiz.

Ruiz was booked into the Cochise County Jail on the charge of attempted first-degree murder. He is being held without bond.

Anyone with information relevant to this case is asked to contact SVPD Detective Jessica Ferrel at (520) 452-7500.