Update to Shooting in Downtown Flagstaff Saturday Morning

February 12th, 2022 at 9:46 AM


On 2/12/22 an Aggravated Assault was reported in the area of 7 N. San Francisco St. in reference to a male subject being shot in the abdomen. Witnesses in the area reported hearing a gunshot where they found the injured subject near the sidewalk on San Francisco. The injured subject, identified as 21-year-old Bahozhoni Lee of Red Mesa, was transported to the Flagstaff Medical Center for surgery and treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Photos of this suspect were released in an attempt to identify him.
Continued investigation revealed surveillance of the incident where the suspect in this matter was identified as 42-year-old Craig Asplund of Flagstaff. On 2/13/2022 Craig was taken into custody in the parking lot of Safeway located at 1500 E. Cedar Ave in Flagstaff. Craig has been booked into the Coconino County Detention Facility on Aggravated Assault charges.

Shortly after 1 AM this morning, Flagstaff Police and EMS responded to multiple 911 calls regarding a man that was shot multiple times by a person outside of Crystal Magic 1 N San Francisco St. When officers arrived, they found one man with multiple gunshot wounds. A crime scene perimeter was immediately set up, and several bystanders were helping provide aid to the victim.

The suspect was described as a Native American or Hispanic Male thin build between 5’11 and 6 feet tall, wearing a red plaid shirt and jeans. Witnesses were able to provide a possible vehicle description and the name of the suspect.

A short time later, a suspect was spotted by officers at Uptown Pubhouse 114 N Leroux St. He was taken into custody without incident. The victim was taken to Flagstaff Medical Trauma center. His condition is not known at this time.

Another suspect may still be outstanding. This has not been confirmed yet.

This is a developing story, stay tuned to this page for updates.

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