Written by attorney Jeremy S Geigle

Three ASU Students Shot at Party in Tempe

Police are searching for a suspect who shot three ASU students at a party on Friday night. One male victim sustained life-threatening injuries, while another male victim and a female victim suffered injuries that were less severe. Witnesses said the suspect got into an argument at the party, pulled out a gun, and began shooting. The shooting occurred at the Block 1949 apartment complex located on University and McClintock Drive.

The police have more than 100 witnesses to question about the shooting. If the shooter is caught, he or she will face three attempted murder charges.

According to Arizona law, a person commits attempted homicide if they intentionally engage in conduct, or intentionally do or omit to do something that would commit or plan to commit homicide. An individual can also be charged with attempted homicide if they engage in any act that is intended to help another person commit homicide.

The shooter attempted to commit a class 1 felony, which means they will be charged with a class 2 felony because their attempt was unsuccessful. A class 2 felony carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years. With three attempted murder charges, the shooter could serve a 30-year prison sentence if convicted.

Alcohol and confrontations don’t normally end well. Decisions are made that can hinder your chances at a successful future.

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