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Active shooting suspect appears in court

Nearly six hours after dozens of shots were ringing out in a Somerton neighborhood and the suspect barricaded himself in his home deputies and officers were able to make an arrest.

Daniel Albarez-Carranza was booked into the Yuma County Adult Detention Center early Saturday morning on eight felony charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.

The alleged shooter made his initial appearance in Yuma Justice Court on Saturday where it was revealed the victims were his family.

YCSO confirmed that the Albarez-Carranza became agitated with family and began firing shots inside the home.

He then went out on the road where he shot more rounds. That’s when a fourth victim arrived at the home and tried to calm him down from his car.

Albarez-Carranza then pointed the gun at that victim and fired.

When Deputies arrived, Albarez-Carranza went to his yard and fired more shots. He barricaded himself in the home and refused to surrender. Deputies surrounded the area.

YSCO , YPD , and Border Patrol special forces arrived at the scene, along with a Border Protection Air Marine Helicopter.

Nearby homes were evacuated.

Albarez-Carranza came outside multiple times, attempting to shoot the helicopter. YCSO and YPD Crisis management teams tried for hours to speak to the suspect over a loudspeaker, but he did not respond.

Tear gas was dispersed into the home after 11:00 p.m. and a flash-bang followed after midnight.

Then a tactical robot was sent inside to search the home.

YCSO said the suspect staged firearms throughout the home and barricaded doors with furniture.

Close to 1 a.m. Albarez-Carranza was located in his bedroom. Verbal commands were given for him to exit the home via robot. He surrendered a short time later.

No one was injured during the shooting, according to YCSO .

He is being held on a $200,000 cash-only bond until his next appearance where he will find out if the State of Arizona will file formal charges.

The Justice of the Peace told Albarez-Carranza if he posts bail, he cannot return to his Somerton home or have contact with the victims. She added if the suspect posts the bond he will be allowed one civil standby with law enforcement to gather his belongings from the home.

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