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Arizona Man Flags Down Sheriff’s Deputy, Admits He Committed Murder, Officials Say

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Source: Cochise County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Sep. 12 2022, Published 3:22 p.m. ET

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An Arizona man was placed under arrest after he flagged down a law enforcement officer and allegedly admitted he had killed a person, authorities said.

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Around 1 a.m. on Sept. 8, a deputy with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office spotted Albert Stevens, 52, in the middle of the road near McNeal, KSAZ-TV reported.

According to officials, when the deputy asked Stevens if he was okay, he allegedly responded that he had fatally shot someone.

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Stevens then led deputies to a home, where they found the body of the victim, a 61-year-old man whose identity has not been released.

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The suspect was placed under arrest and faces a first-degree murder charge.

Officials have not disclosed what led up to the shooting.

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