Victims say that a Flagstaff man broke into their home in the Fernwood neighborhood, sexually abused a child, and burglarized their home on Monday, according to a media release from the Coconino County Sheriff's Office.
As deputies responded to the scene, the victim's family attempted to locate 22-year-old Kasey Johnson, the suspect who was fleeing the scene.
When the victim's family drove next to Johnson, he drew a handgun and fired a bullet at the family. No one was injured by the bullet.
Later that day, Johnson was found in the same neighborhood and apprehended without resisting arrest. Johnson was arrested on charges of burglary, armed robbery with a deadly weapon, sexual abuse, including two sexual conduct with a minor charges and five aggravated assault charges.
Gerrit Boeck, lieutenant for the sheriff's criminal investigations, said they are being protective about information related to the sexual conduct charges, and are waiting until they complete their investigations before releasing what they believe occurred.
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Boeck said the case still has a lot of information that needs to be confirmed, and he wasn't able to give full details on how they believe Johnson entered the home, or what they believe occurred once he did.
However, Boeck said due to the facts in this case, they are handling the case with the utmost care.
"Someone who commits a crime like this is a danger to everyone in the community and in the neighborhood," Boeck said. "We were thankful we were able to catch the person responsible and booked him in jail for those charges."
A second male subject was initially detained and questioned for their suspected involvement with the case, but was later released after his alibi was confirmed.