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NAU suspect said he acted in self-defense

Posted at 7:48 PM, Nov 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-20 21:48:40-05

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A Northern Arizona University freshman charged in the death of another student says he was acting in self-defense.
    
Steven Jones has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the Oct. 9 death of Colin Brough.
    
Jones tells authorities in documents released Friday that he feared for his life as he was being chased by a group yelling obscenities at him and threatening him. He says he didn't provoke the actions.
    
Jones says he shot a gun he retrieved from his car somewhat blindly because his glasses had been knocked off his face.
    
Three other students were injured in the shooting.
    
Jones told police he felt awful about the shooting and wished he hadn't gone out that night.
    
According to police reports, multiple people piled on top of Jones before authorities arrived.