Man wanted after shots fired

Yuma police are looking for a man after shots were fired during an altercation Sunday night.

At approximately 11 p.m., Yuma Police officers responded to a disturbance in the 2000 block of E. 25th Street involving discharge of a firearm. 

Police said an investigation revealed that 32-year-old Joaquin Beltran Flores started an altercation involving domestic violence and child custody issues. Flores has been known to frequent the cities of Yuma and Somerton, Ariz.


No one was injured as the result of the shots fired, but at least one vehicle sustained damage. Yuma Police are actively looking for Flores, who fled the scene and should be considered armed and dangerous.  


Flores is a Hispanic man, approximately 5’10”, 185 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.  He is a fugitive from justice involving other incidents, and has been known to drive a silver Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS in the past.  This vehicle has been located and impounded by police, so his current vehicle information (if any) is unknown. 


The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with information about this case or knowledge of where Joaquin Flores is located to please call police at 78-CRIME to remain anonymous. 


Police also have a message for Flores: lock your guns in a safe place and go to the police station or Sheriff’s Office to turn yourself in. You’re in enough trouble already.

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