Oct. 10 retrial scheduled in 2015 shooting near NAU campus

Posted at 5:21 PM, May 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-28 01:44:33-04

The retrial of a former Northern Arizona University student in a 2015 shooting that killed one student and wounded three others has been rescheduled for Oct. 10.

The initial trial of 20-year-old Steven Jones ended May 2 with a jury deadlocked on charges of murder and aggravated assault.

The judge initially set an Aug. 1 tentative date for starting a second trial, but the Arizona Daily Sun ( ) reports that attorneys for both sides agreed they needed more time.

The shooting near the NAU campus followed a drunken late-night brawl between members of two fraternities.

Jones said he was acting in self-defense when he shot fatally shot 20-year-old Colin Brough in the chest and shoulder.

Prosecutors said Jones could have walked away without resorting to gunfire.