Police: Altercation may have preceded shooting outside Zipps Sports Grill

PHOENIX - A woman accused of fatally shooting a man and injuring another person outside a central Phoenix bar apparently had an altercation with the victims at a nearby pub shortly before the killing, police records say.

Jessica Wood, 29, was being held on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder after the Friday night shooting outside Zipps Sports Grill near 16th Street and Bethany Home Road.

It was not immediately clear if she had an attorney. Maricopa County jail officials did not respond to an Associated Press request Monday to interview Wood.

According to police, she approached two men "holding a semi-automatic gun in a shooting stance" and, without provocation, opened fire.

Thomas Allen Marcussen, 32, later died at a hospital from a gunshot wound to his leg, police said. Authorities say witnesses reported that James Swain, 44, attempted to run, but Wood chased him down and shot him in the back and leg. He remained hospitalized Monday and was expected to survive.

Police records indicate both victims were at another nearby bar prior to the shooting where they got into an altercation with a woman matching Wood's description.

A probable cause statement did not cite a potential motive.

A portion of the shooting was captured on surveillance video, showing the victims outside the bar when Wood approached and began firing, according to the filing.

A witness rushed out from the establishment and grabbed Wood from behind, placing her in a wrestling hold that forced her to drop the gun, and restrained her until police arrived, authorities said.

Police said Wood appeared to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

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