Suspect in Apache Junction Shooting Arrested in New Mexico

Officials say the suspect in a shooting near Apache Junction has been apprehended in New Mexico.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Officials confirmed the news Wednesday that 39-year-old Darren Franklin had been arrested near Albuquerque by New Mexico State Police.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a shooting at an Apache County-area home in the early hours of Monday morning. The property is located in an unincorporated part of the county, about a mile west of Apache Junction city limits. There, they found 39-year-old Gilbert Hale suffering from a gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Surveillance video and other evidence pointed authorities to Johnston.

For more information and details, please visit the official website of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department.Ā 

Source: AP News

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