Suspect arrested in Phoenix shooting

A Phoenix man was arrested after firing several shots from a handgun which struck two people accidentally Tuesday night, police said.

Derrik Dean Sharbono, 30, is held in the Jackson County Jail on charges three counts each of third-degree assault and reckless endangerment, as well as unlawful possession of a concealed weapon, unlawful use of a weapon, tampering with evidence and menacing. His bail is set at $104,000.

Phoenix police said officers responded to a report of shots fired just after 10 p.m. Tuesday at the corner of Oak and South streets in Phoenix. Witnesses at the scene said they had seen Sharbono run from the scene after firing three to five shots from a gun. Police located four 9 mm shell casings and discovered a 13-year-old boy and 26-year-old man had been struck in the feet by the bullets. Police have said both victims were about 15 feet away when the shots were fired. Both were taken to a local hospital, treated and released.

Police from the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Medford, Talent and Phoenix police departments and Oregon State Police tracked Sharbono to his home an hour after the shooting and arrested him.

Sharbono does not appear to have any additional criminal history in Jackson County, court records show.

Police said the accident was the result of bad judgment and a prank gone wrong.

— Ryan Pfeil

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