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Attempted murder suspect accused of drive-by shooting formally charged

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Yuma man accused of almost killing a 17-year-old girl in a drive-by shooting was formally charged in court on Tuesday.

40-year-old David Garcia was originally booked on a total of 13 felony counts but on Tuesday, he was only formally charged with one, attempted first-degree murder. 

The Yuma Police Department (YPD) said the drive-by shooting happened in the Foothills by East 38th Lane and Avenue 8E this past March.

Police say the teen who was shot is still recovering but did not disclose if she has been released from the hospital.  

YPD said this case is still under investigation and remains open.

“So if anyone has any surveillance video or ring cameras, we're asking them to please call the Yuma Police Department and share with us so we can continue with this investigation," said Christina Fernandez, Yuma Police Department Public Affairs.

Garcia is scheduled to be back in court later this week and is currently held on a $500,000 bond at the Yuma County Detention Center. 

If you or anyone else has information about this case, contact the Yuma Police Department at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous. 

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