Tragic Shooting at Pet Store Results in Fatality


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A store employee in Mesa, Arizona was arrested for causing a shooting that resulted in the death of one person. The incident took place outside Pratt’s Pets on January 27. According to investigations, the detainee and two other employees were outside the store when an unidentified man approached. The workers asked the man to leave, but he ignored their request. Two women went inside the store to call the authorities, and that’s when the shots were fired. The police arrived at the scene and found a 32-year-old man injured. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries. The employees were interviewed, and a 21-year-old man named Jakob Urias admitted to the shooting. He was charged with second-degree murder. The identity of the deceased was not revealed.

In a one-hour period, agents from the Arizona Department of Public Safety seized hundreds of pounds of drugs in the southern part of the state on January 18, 2024. The first seizure was approximately 459 pounds of methamphetamine. Shortly after, 148 pounds of fentanyl pills were seized, and 2.55 pounds of cocaine were also seized. These seizures were made during three different traffic stops, resulting in the arrest of six suspects on felony drug charges. Further investigation revealed that the drugs were being transported from southern Arizona to Phoenix. The estimated street value of the seized drugs is approximately $1,285,000.

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