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Cochise County deputies searching for shooting suspect

Posted at 10:01 AM, Feb 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-25 19:28:16-05

Deputies from the Cochise County Sheriff's Office are searching for Stephen Smith, a 51-year-old shooting suspect. 

Just before 4 a.m. on Saturday deputies were advised of a possible domestic violence incident in the 8000 block of Canada, just south of Sierra Vista, where a 55-year-old woman was shot. 

Deputies and assisting agencies found that the woman had been shot in the abdomen area and Smith had fled the scene. 



The woman was airlifted to a Tucson hospital. Her condition is not known at this time. 

Deputies are asking for the public's assistance in locating Smith.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, you are urged to not approach him and to call 9-1-1 or the Sheriff's Office at 520-432-9500.