NCSO: 47-year-old Salomon Diaz arrested for shooting and killing two women at a Holbrook court

Posted at 7:04 PM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-29 13:07:43-04

47-year-old Salomon Diaz has been arrested for shooting and killing two women after a hearing at the Holbrook County Complex Tuesday afternoon.

A Navajo County Sheriff's Office spokesman said Diaz became upset after a custody hearing "didn't go favorably" for him.

He then ran out to his vehicle, grabbed a gun, and opened fire as the women left the courthouse.

According to NCSO, the victims were 25-year-old Ashley Utley and 45-year-old Sherry Quintero-Davenport. They were the mother and the grandmother of the children involved in the custody hearing. The children's aunt was shot in the leg but is expected to be okay.

NCSO, along with the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Show Low, Holbrook and Snowflake-Taylor Police Departments, responded to the scene and locked down Navajo County’s Holbrook Complex during the incident.

Diaz was arrested shortly after the shooting and his identity was released Wednesday. 

No employees were harmed during the shooting.