Police: shooting suspect had no drugs or alcohol in system

NAU Police have released new information into the deadly shooting on the NAU campus in October. The report shows the accused shooter did not have any alcohol or drugs in his system at the time of the shooting.
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NAU Police have released new information into the deadly shooting on the NAU campus in October. The report shows the accused shooter did not have any alcohol or drugs in his system at the time of the shooting.
 
The defense attorney for Stephen Jones has maintained all along that Jones was sober the night of the shooting, and that he was fearing for his safety when he opened fire on four fraternity members on campus early last month.
 
A report was also released showing that in fact Jones did not have any alcohol or drugs in his system during that fight which escalated into shots being fired and one person being killed.
 
18-year-old Stephen Jones is facing first degree murder charges after a shooting on the NAU campus that left fellow freshman Collin Brough dead, and three others injured. A report was released that showed Jones had no indications of alcohol or drugs in his system on the night of the shooting.
 
After he appeared in court Jones' attorney said he acted in self defense.
 
"I don't think there's any doubt at this point that he was attacked by individuals outside that parking lot, and then chased into that parking lot. It will clear that he was acting in self defense.
 
In police body camera footage released the night of the shooting, Jones can be seen with a bloody mouth asking about people chasing him.
 
The report also shows the blood alcohol content results from the other victims.
 
Nicholas Prato had a BAC of 0.92 and tested positive for cannabis.
 
Nicholas Piring had a BAC of .208
 
Kyle Zientik had a BAC of .181 and tested positive for cannabis.
 
Last week officials released the results from Brough's blood, it showed he had a BAC of .285.
 
"We're confident that once all the facts come out it will be clear that he was acting in self defense," said Burges McCowan.
 
Jones is currently being held on a $2 million cash only bond. He's facing charges of first degree murder and aggravated assault.
 
Coconino County Prosecutors say they will not offer him a plea deal.

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