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Christopher “Looney” Santos Solis, 23, learned the charges prosecutors filed against him Thursday in Yuma justice court. He is the fifth defendant in the attempted homicide case.
Officers arrested Solis in the 2500 block of East 25th place in Yuma Monday for his alleged involvement in the shooting at the El Encanto apartments three weeks ago.
Investigators identified him and two others with the help of surveillance footage from a local bar where they say a verbal argument started leading up to the shooting.
Solis explained to the judge Thursday he was having trouble getting in contact with family to hire an attorney to represent him.
"I can't a hold of [my grandfather] 'cause they're not letting me call him,” said Solis. “I need someone from outside to call [my lawyer] to make an appointment for me."
The judge denied soils the chance to talk to a relative that was present in the courtroom.
"He's listening to what you want to do,” said Judge Yolanda Torok. “You won't have to talk to him about it."
While Solis works on finding representation he now knows the charges he's up against.
His charges comprise one count of conspiracy to commit first degree murder... And four counts of attempted first degree murder. All for the shooting at the El Encanto apartments that left a 30-year-old U.S. marine with serious and permanent injuries.