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The Woman Who Shot And Killed A Man In Ponderosa Park In December Is Charged With Second Degree Murder

Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials have made an arrest in connection to a fatal shooting near Ponderosa Park in Prescott on December 27th. Officials say 43-year-old Shannon Jackson of Prescott shot 56-year-old Sterling Wade Peters during a domestic dispute. The couple moved to Prescott three years ago from the Phoenix area and were living in Ponderosa Park. Deputies received a call around 12:30 p.m. from a concerned neighbor, who claimed a woman shot a man during a domestic disturbance. The neighbor told police the woman came to her house and told them she had shot Peters. Jackson stated to YCSO detectives that during the argument, she had retrieved a .357 Magnum revolver off the floor of the house and fired two shots at Peters, one which stuck him in the side and one in the chest. Though Jackson had originally claimed she shot Peters in self-defense, YCSO detectives determined that the numerous interviews and physical evidence were not consistent with or justified under self-defense and she was charged with second-degree murder. If found guilty, Jackson could be sentenced to a prison term of between ten to 25-years.

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