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Salt River Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Federal Prison For Shooting Officers

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

PHOENIX – On Dec. 1, 2014, Micah Sobori Moquino, 20, of Scottsdale, Ariz., a member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 240 months in federal prison.  Moquino pleaded guilty on Sept. 18, 2014, to one count of assault with intent to commit murder and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon.

                 According to court documents, on Nov. 15, 2013, Moquino shot two Salt River Police Department officers with a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, with the intent to murder one of the officers and to cause bodily harm to the other officer.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Salt River Police Department and the FBI.  The prosecution was handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona, Phoenix.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-13-01659-PHX-GMS 
RELEASE NUMBER:   2014-069_Moquino

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Updated January 7, 2015