PHOENIX – Deputies say a resident of a Phoenix homeless shelter shot and killed an employee at the facility — possibly because he was getting kicked out.
Maricopa County sheriff's Deputy Lindsey Smith says a deputy patrolling near the downtown Phoenix shelter heard several shots about 9 a.m. Monday. When the deputy arrived, several people pointed out 60-year-old center resident George Overturf as the assailant. Smith says Overturf was arrested without incident and a firearm was recovered.
The victim, 47-year-old shelter manager Kevin Collins, was shot several times and died at a hospital.
The shooting happened at the Central Arizona Shelter Services' 415-bed main shelter in central Phoenix.
Smith says it is possible that Collins was shot after telling Overturf he had to leave the shelter.