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Breaking News Now Suspect Identified In Homicide


BLACK CANYON CITY, ARIZONA (September 23, 2022) – On July 2, 2022, at approximately 4:45 pm,  Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call at the Black Canyon City Family Dollar store where reports that a man had been shot and involved in a single vehicle collision on Old Black Canyon Highway had taken place. 

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Once Deputies arrived at the store and to the scene of the collision, it was confirmed the shooting took place in the parking lot of the Family Dollar store and the victim drove away and got into a single vehicle collision where he drove off the roadway and up an embankment. 

Jesse Farmer

The victim identified as Cody Cooper (32) of Black Canyon City succumbed to a single gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision. With little to go by, and input from several locals with limited information, YCSO Criminal Investigations Bureau took over the investigation. After reviewing video footage from inside the Family Dollar, conducting interviews of numerous individuals,  and spending countless hours on the investigation, YCSO Detectives have finally identified the suspect in this heinous shooting as Jesse Farmer (32) of Phoenix Arizona. Farmer is currently incarcerated on an unrelated offense in Maricopa County, as well as the main suspect in another homicide in Phoenix currently being investigated. He will remain in custody in Maricopa County and will also be booked on the charge of First-Degree Homicide against the victim, Cody Cooper. 


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