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Judge rules Arizona accused shooter to remain in jail

PHOENIX — A man charged with the fatal shooting of a Valley police officer has been ordered jailed until his trial.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Bridget Bade ruled Tuesday that Elijah Loren Arthur
shouldn’t be released from jail because he posed a danger to the community and
is at risk to flee from authorities.

Arthur is charged in the May 24 traffic-stop death of Officer Jair Cabrera of the Salt River
Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s police department.

Cabrera, a seven-yeat veteran, was shot at a convenience store where the stop was made.

Investigators say Arthur acknowledged shooting at the store’s gas pumps but
said he didn’t intend to shoot Cabrera.

Arthur’s attorney didn’t argue for her client’s release and noted he had an
outstanding narcotics warrant issued by the community.


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