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Suspect indicted on 16 charges in Tempe shooting

The 17-year-old suspect in the December shooting near Barrett, The Honors College has been indicted by a Maricopa County grand jury

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ASU Police at Vista Del Sol in Tempe after early morning gun shots are fired Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.

A male suspect has been indicted on multiple charges after they fired shots at an ASU student and ASU police officer in early December near Barrett, The Honors College on the Tempe campus.

The 17-year-old suspect, unaffiliated with ASU, has been identified as Reid Ralph Chee in a press release from the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. Chee was arrested on Dec. 1 after running away from the scene near McAllister Avenue and Lemon Street. 

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"The victims in this case feared for their life while simply going about their way on the campus of ASU,"  said Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell in a press release Tuesday. "Using a gun to intimidate or harm anyone in this community is a serious charge and those who are accused of doing so will be held accountable."

The ASU Police Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Five of the initial 16 charges were dismissed due to a grand jury indictment on Dec. 8. The grand jury dismissed four charges of aggravated assault and one charge of disorderly conduct. 

The initial pretrial conference for the remaining 11 counts will be held on Jan. 31 where the defendant will be represented by Maricopa County Public Defender Albert Duncan. Chee's trial will take place in downtown Phoenix on April 13. 

The 11 counts include a class two dangerous felony, class three dangerous felonies, one count of endangerment, a class six dangerous felony, a class six dangerous felony, one count of unlawful discharge of a firearm, a class six dangerous felony, minor with a firearm, a class six felony and two misdemeanors, including threatening or intimidating and false reporting to law enforcement.

Edited by Reagan Priest, Jasmine Kabiri, Piper Hansen and Grace Copperthite.

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