Jul 10, 2014 6:19 AM by Marissa Esquivel

Tombstone man in custody after fatal shooting

TOMBSTONE - According to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office, a shooting in Tombstone was fatal and there is a suspect in custody.

On Wednesday July 9, at around 1:16 pm, the CCSO was advised of a shooting which had just occurred in the Tombstone area. The Tombstone Marshal's Office requested the assistance of the Sheriff's Office in this investigation.

Sheriff's Deputies responded and discovered Leroy Colomy, 74, who was dead in front of a residence on Safford Street between 6th and 7th Streets.

The onvestigation revealed that the victim was at the house on Safford Street when he was approached by 60-year-old Barry Chappell in front of the home.

A verbal altercation followed before Chappell reportedly drew a handgun and shot the victim multiple times before leaving the scene in his vehicle. The suspect reportedly drove to the corner of 6th and Allen Street where he went into an establishment and asked the clerk to call 9-1-1 because he had just shot someone.

The suspect then began walking on Allen Street before being contacted by the Tombstone Marshal and taken into custody without incident.

The investigation is being continued by the Cochise County Sheriff's Office and more information will be released as it becomes available.


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