On 12-12-16, at approximately 4:15 AM, Officers responded to the Motel 6 at the 2000 Block of East Butler Avenue in Flagstaff in reference to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival officers learned one person had been shot in the leg and taken to Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment.
Upon investigation it was determined that the suspect and victim had been in an altercation in which they both displayed firearms. After the shooting, the suspect fled the scene. The suspect has been identified as James Thomas Prater, a white male, 28 years of age. Prater is wanted for questioning in the incident. He is believed to be armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. He may be driving a Black Kia Sorento with AZ plate BKC-9352. If you have any information regarding the location of this suspect please contact Detective Ryan Turley at (928) 679-4134, or the Flagstaff Police Department at (928) 774-1414, or Silent Witness at (928) 774-6111.