Report: NAU shooting victim was intoxicated, had drugs in system

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Colin Brough (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Colin Brough (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
NAU shooting suspect Steven Jones appears in a courtroom on Tuesday, Nov. 25. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) NAU shooting suspect Steven Jones appears in a courtroom on Tuesday, Nov. 25. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Northern Arizona University student shot and killed on campus last month was drunk and had drugs in his system when he was killed, according to the results of his autopsy.

The Coconino County Office of the Medical Examiner released the results of the autopsy for 20-year-old Colin Brough on Wednesday.

The autopsy showed Brough’s blood-alcohol level was 0.285 percent, more than three times the legal limit. The report also indicated Brough tested positive for marijuana and anxiety medication Xanax.

The medical examiner ruled Brough’s cause of death as homicide, and a result of a gunshot wounds of the chest and right shoulder.

The report came one day after shooting suspect Steven Jones made his initial court appearance. Jones, 18, is accused of shooting Brough and three other students.

[READ: NAU shooting suspect appears in court]

Jones’ attorney said he had been involved in a fight, feared for his life and shot in self-defense.

Jones is due in court again in January.

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