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Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Investigates Shooting Near Jerome

A Prescott Valley man has been arrested for allegedly shooting and wounding a camper near Jerome following a dispute.

Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say 22-year-old Austin Shackleford has been booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on suspicion of disorderly conduct and assault.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a campground near the Verde River around 11 p.m. Monday.

The 24-year-old victim from the Cottonwood area was being treated at the Jerome Fire Department for a wound to his left arm. The man told deputies he set up a campsite near a bridge when a group arrived and set up their own camp nearby.

Authorities say group members were allegedly revving vehicles and dirt bikes and shooting firearms. The victim asked the group to stop shooting so he could sleep and he was shot.