Drive-by Shooting Arrests

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On Wednesday, April 28th, Kingman Police arrested Aaron Phillip Stosser and Sebastian Scott Nelson, both 18 of Kingman, on felony charges of Drive by Shooting, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Disorderly Conduct with a Weapon.

The arrests are the result of an investigation into a drive-by shooting reported Tuesday night, April 27th, at an occupied duplex in the 3500blk of N. Roosevelt St.  Investigators located bullet holes in both homes and two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

Detectives were able to identify Stosser and Nelson as suspects in the shooting.  Two of the victims are a boyfriend and girlfriend living together in one of the homes.  Stosser and Nelson are acquaintances of both.  It was learned that Stosser and the male victim had been involved in a physical altercation earlier that evening at another location.  The third victim, whose home and vehicle were shot, was a woman.  Investigators believe that she was not targeted intentionally.

On Wednesday afternoon a search warrant was served at Stosser and Nelson’s home in the 2400blk of Old Highway 66.   During the course of the investigation Stosser was arrested at about 10am and Nelson was arrested at about 3pm.

Stosser and Nelson are friends living together in the same residence.  Both admitted involvement in planning and carrying out the shooting as retaliation for the altercation Tuesday evening.  Stosser was the driver of the vehicle, while Nelson was the shooter.

Both were booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility. The investigation is on-going with no suspected gang-related involvement.  Unknown alcohol and/or drug involvements.

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