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Arizona troopers arrest Henderson shooting suspects after violent crime spree

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Posted at 10:51 PM, Nov 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 11:43:25-05

ARIZONA (KTNV) — The Arizona Department of Public Safety reports troopers helped end a multi-state violent crime spree on Thanksgiving Day, including arresting a wanted shooter from a homicide in Nevada.

Authorities say they received several reports of people shooting from a dark-colored vehicle on State Route 95 near Parker, Arizona, with the description matching the car and those inside from a homicide that occurred in Henderson earlier Thursday.

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An Arizona trooper spotted the vehicle on State Route 72 near mile marker 31. When authorities attempted to make contact with the car's occupants, the vehicle went off the roadway and rolled.

According to AZDPS, one of the occupants then pulled on authorities.

Both the sergeant and trooper discharged their weapons, striking one of the suspects, before removing the three suspects from the vehicle.

Arizona authorities said several handguns were located at the scene and inside the vehicle.

Shawn McDonnell, 30, Christopher McDonnell, 28, and Kayleigh Lewis, 25, were identified by Arizona authorities as the suspects in the car.

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The La Paz County Sheriff's Office is overseeing the investigation. The AZDPS says it is investigating the shooting that involved troopers on State Route 72 with assistance from the Mohave County Criminal Targeting Unit.

AZDPS detectives report they are working with the Henderson Police Department as the suspects and vehicle descriptions matched that from the HPD.