New Year’s Day Aggravated Assault

Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 11:14 a.m.
Location: 4600 Valdez
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1401010080

At 11:14 a.m. Officers were called to the 4600 block of Valdez for a shooting call. Upon arrival they located a 42-year-old male with what appeared to be gunshot wounds to his body. The victim was transported to Spohn Memorial by medic units and was taken into surgery.

Shortly thereafter Officers made contact with the person who was believed to be the suspect in the shooting and detained him. Officers were also able to recover a weapon that was possibly used in the assault. Detectives with the Robbery/Homicide Division arrived and interviewed witnesses from the scene along with the possible suspect. Detectives arrested Ashley Howze (B/M 8/9/1986) for the Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon. He was taken to the City Detention Center and booked.

The initial indications are that the disturbance stemmed from an earlier family disturbance at another location. At last update the 42-year-old victim remained in critical condition.

We will update the blotter as we receive information on the case.

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