COTTONWOOD - Cottonwood Police have arrested four people in connection with the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man from Goodyear.
Police responded to a home on 2nd Street in Cottonwood and found several people leaving the scene in a red SUV. They detained the vehicle, and inside a nearby home they found a man deceased. The victim was identified as a 27-year-old man from Goodyear.
Officers interviewed the homeowner, who was bleeding from the head. He told police he and his friend were working on a vehicle when three men ran towards them. When the two ran into the home, the three people forced their way inside and a fight broke out, the man told police.
Shots were fired during the struggle, and the man and his friend ran out of the home, police say, when a red SUV, driven by a woman, tried to run them both over. The gunshot wound victim was taken to the hospital for medical attention and later passed away, police say.
Police have arrested four suspects in connection with the crime. 28-year-old Calvin Clark and 21-year-old Jermaine D. Shields are being charged with aggravated assault, burglary, robbery and murder. 20-year-old Hope Olszewski is being charged with facilitation of burglary and aggravated assault, and 22-year-old Karrie Ann Funkhouser is chraged with aggravated assault and endangerment.