Man charged in NAU shooting makes bid to get out of jail

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man charged in a fatal shooting at Northern Arizona University is asking to be released from jail while he awaits trial.

Steven Jones is being held on a $2 million bond at the Coconino County jail. A grand jury indicted him on first-degree murder and six counts of aggravated assault.

Jones told authorities he was defending himself when he fatally shot Colin Brough on Oct. 9 and injured three other university students. Prosecutors say Jones was the aggressor.

Jones' attorney, Burges McCowan, argues in a motion submitted this week that his client has no criminal history and no desire to flee. He's asking a judge to release Jones to his parents in Maricopa County or reduce the bond amount.

Jones is scheduled to appear in court next week.

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