FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Northern Arizona authorities say a man has been arrested in shooting death of his girlfriend, whose body was found inside a home near Flagstaff.
Coconino County Sheriff's officials say 19-year-old Maurice Holmes was taken into custody Friday night.
He's being held on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Alisha Joe of Flagstaff.
Her body was discovered about 11:30 a.m. Friday in Cosnino, a neighborhood east of Flagstaff off Interstate 40.
Sheriff's emergency dispatchers received the report that someone had been shot at the home.
They found Joe on the floor of a back bedroom and she was declared dead at the scene.
Authorities say Holmes still was at the scene, which is the home of 1 of his relatives.
It's unclear if Holmes has a lawyer yet.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
KTBC FOX 7119 East 10th StreetAustin, TX 78701Phone: (512) 476-7777Fax: (512) 495-7001