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Multi-state effort leads to arrest of two in deadly January Scottsdale shooting

Posted at 6:03 PM, Jan 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-21 09:18:40-05

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Two men were arrested, one in Nevada and the other in Arkansas, in connection to a shooting that left one man dead in Scottsdale.

Around 8:30 p.m. on January 3, officers were called to the Hyatt Place Hotel located near Scottsdale Road and Drinkwater Boulevard in Old Town Scottsdale for reports of a shooting in the parking lot.

A person, identified by police as Ilya “Mike” Shimonov, was found shot and transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation into the shooting spanned across five other states, including Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Nevada, and Texas.

On January 12, authorities arrested 41-year-old Robert Yves Celifie in Las Vegas and officials in Texarkana, Arkansas brought 41-year-old Chaze M. Cable into custody.

Celifie faces one count of homicide, according to officials with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. The pair face numerous felony charges, including first degree murder, according to Scottsdale police, but a list of charges for each individual was not immediately available.

Further details regarding what led up to the shooting were not released.