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Cochise County Sheriff's Office investigate death of 18-year-old Quin Rahde at Juniper Flats

17-year-old faces second-degree murder
Posted: 4:00 PM, Dec 18, 2021
Updated: 2021-12-21 17:20:33-05
Quin Rahde
Quin Rahde
Quin Rahde

COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Cochise County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of 18-year-old Quin Radhe as a homicide following a disturbance at Juniper Flats, northwest of Bisbee on Saturday.

Deputies determined that four individuals, all Bisbee residents were reportedly camping in the Juniper Flats area Friday evening. Around midnight, Cochise County Sheriff's deputies responded to Juniper Flats for reports of a disturbance, according to CCSO. Upon arrival, deputies located three male subjects outside of a conversion van and they appeared to be injured.

One of the individuals tried fighting law enforcement, but was ultimately restrained, according to CCSO. Medical personnel began treatment and life- saving measures.

CCSO says 18-year-old Quin Radhe was non-responsive, 17-year-old Christopher Golden was airlifted to a hospital in Tucson for his injuries, and a 16-year-old was taken to a local hospital for treatment, and another 16-year-old had come back to the scene after leaving when the altercation began, the teen was injured.

So far, the investigation, determined that drugs were involved in the incident, and 17-year-old Christopher Golden allegedly tried to self-harm with a knife, while his friends tried to stop him, one suffered serious-injuries and 18-year-old Quin Radhe was killed.

On Monday, Golden was arrested in Tucson and booked into the Cochise County Jail on charges of second-degree murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and aggravated assault on a police officer.

He is being held on a $150,000 bond.

A search warrant has been served for the conversion van to identify evidence in efforts to find the weapon used in the incident, CCSO says. The investigation remains ongoing.

On Monday, KGUN 9 spoke with family members reflected on Quin Radhe's life.

"I've been able to experience the most joyful parts of life through him because he loved everybody," Bear Finicum, Quin's stepdad, said.

Finicum said that Quin was loved by everyone in the community. The 18-year-old was a student at Bisbee High School and loved music and geology.

"He wanted the things he found valuable in this earth to mean something to somebody else," Tric Pliley, his grandmother, said.