2 men questioned after shooting in Apache Junction

Apache Junction police are investigating a dispute among neighbors that led to one man getting shot and two others in custody.

FOX 10's cameras captured the moment Charlie Martin was handcuffed and put into the back of a police van and taken into custody near Tomahawk and Apache Trail on Wednesday morning.  

"Charlie Martin.. 65 years of age.. he's the one that brought out a bat during the altercation and then Mr. Steen brought out a hand gun," said AJPD Captain Arnold Freeman.

AJPD says 72-year-old Charlie Steen, his friend and the 35-year-old man who lives next door got into an argument. It was just before 6:00 a.m. and the 35-year-old was in the process of moving.

"Two rounds were fired.. struck the victim once.. non-life threatening. He was transported by ambulance," said Freeman.

"We didn't hear anything.. that's what's weird," said Cayla Rockwell, a neighbor.  She lives on the other side of the victim and says she's never witnessed any type of issue before this one.

"It's pretty quiet neighborhood.  Usually you don't see anyone around.. people come and go. I don't know the guy who lives there," she said.

AJPD says the 35-year-old who was shot was not armed and never produced a weapon during the confrontation.

"At this point, we haven't determined if it occurred on one or the other right now. Its fence line.. border line that's where it escalated," said Freeman.

For now, Martin faces charges of disorderly conduct.  Steen faces aggravated assault charges.  Police say depending on the details, the victim could be charged as well.

The nature of the dispute is under investigation.
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