Two Questioned After Shots Fired From Car


A shoot 'em up story straight out of the Old West unfolded yesterday afternoon, Monday, on Highway 260.

Although the investigation into the incident is ongoing, officers say two individuals were traveling west on Highway 260 in a Jeep Cherokee when Jack Fisher allegedly began firing random shots from the SUV.


Max Foster/Roundup Payson Police Officer Jared Meredith, Gila County Sheriff's Deputy David Horning and GCSO Sgt. Craig Smith (above) question Anna Avena, 51, about shots being fired from a vehicle Thursday afternoon, while PPD officer Jesse Davies ( below) guards Jack Fisher, 40, who was also questioned about the incident. Police officers questioned the two outside the Payson Pizza Hut Monday.

Reports indicate no one was hit by the shots fired from a handgun.

When the episode finally ended in the parking lot north of Payson Pizza Hut, Gila County Sheriff's officers arrested and jailed two Snowflake residents.

Fisher, 40, is being held in Payson's Gila County Jail on two misdemeanor charges of misconduct involving a weapon and a warrant out of Payson Justice Court.

Jail records also indicate he has four felony warrants for possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and two other charges of misconduct involving a weapon. His bond is $19,082.

Gila County Sheriff Sergeant Craig Smith and Deputy David Horning, of Young, who investigated the shooting, also arrested Anna Avena, 51. She was released later Monday on her own recognizance.

Smith and Horning were not available for comment.

GCSO sheriff deputies originally responded to the call and asked for an agency assist from the Payson Police Department.

PPD Chief Don Engler said his officers apprehended the two suspects while they were pulling into a parking lot near Pizza Hut.

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