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Person Connected Sunday’s Fatal Shooting Near Chino Valley Is Arrested

King, Kevin McCalley

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Another arrest has been made in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old Chino Valley girl. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say 21-year-old Kevin King of Chino Valley provided alcohol and marijuana to the underage people in the group prior to the incident Sunday. Detectives say King provided the alcohol and sold a small quantity of marijuana to the group. Investigators went to the store where King bought the alcohol and confirmed it on the store’s video system. During an interview, King admitted to the allegations and said he knew everyone in the group was underage. Nineteen-year-old Jonathan Rice, from Chino Valley, was in possession of a hand gun and had been firing it randomly. At one point, while the group was inside the bed of the pickup truck, Rice fired a round that struck 16-year-old Aneesa Williams in the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Rice has been charged with second-degree murder. King was booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on charges including sales of marijuana, furnishing liquor to an underage person and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He’s being held without bond.