On August 13, 2014, at approximately 12:55 AM, Deputies with the Foothills Patrol District responded to a reported shooting in the 5100 block of North Shannon Road. Upon arrival, they found a 26-year-old male, later identified as Peter Koepnick, with a gunshot wound to his head and face. The Northwest Fire Department provided initial treatment for Mr. Koepnick at the scene. He was then transported to the University of Arizona Medical Center where he remains in serious condition.
Detectives with the Sheriff’s Robbery/Assault Unit responded to conduct the investigation. They determined that Koepnick is a resident at the incident location, where he lives together with his mother and her boyfriend, later identified as 50-year-old Ronald G. Fox. Detectives learned that Koepnick had tried to enter the locked bedroom of Mr. Fox. He attempted to force entry using a baseball bat. Mr. Fox was in possession of a shotgun. While trying to keep Koepnick from entering his room, Fox discharged the shotgun, firing one round through the closed bedroom door. As a result Mr. Koepnick sustained his injuries.
Through the course of their investigation, detectives developed probable cause to arrest Mr. Fox on one charge of Possession of Dangerous Drugs For Sale and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Complex. The investigation is ongoing.