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PCSO: Man shot multiple times after dispute with neighbor in San Tan Valley

Man shot by neighbor in San Tan Valley
Posted at 5:46 PM, Oct 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-27 13:18:16-04

SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ — Police say a San Tan Valley man was shot multiple times after a fight with his neighbor Tuesday evening.

Officials say the man was shot at least three times in the back and was transported to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. Officials said Wednesday the victim is still hospitalized but is expected to survive.

The shooter, identified as 64-year-old Gary Markensen, stayed on scene and is cooperating with police, authorities say.

Markensen was booked into a Pinal County jail for one count of assault with a firearm.


Neighbors say the victim is a father and his child was home, but not injured when the altercation occurred.

The cause of the fight is under investigation.