A man charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault for the 2015 shootings that left one Northern Arizona University student dead and three others wounded has testified in his own defense.
Steven Jones told the court Thursday afternoon that he was punched in the face by some intoxicated people near the university's Flagstaff campus on that October night and lost his glasses.
Jones says he was chased from the scene and went to get his gun out of his car because he panicked and feared for his safety.
He says he didn't want to abandon his friends and went back to help them and remembers firing some shots in the air but didn't mean to hurt anyone.
Jones has pleaded not guilty and claims he fired in self-defense.