Sheldon Sturgill

Sheldon Sturgill

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- A man has been arrested after he shot and killed his roommate over the choice of music they were listening to in their Mesa home.

Mesa police said officers were sent to an apartment complex near Ellsworth and Baseline roads on Dec. 14 for a reported shooting.

Officers found 41-year-old Sheldon Sturgill who told officers he shot his roommate and left him in the bathroom.

Sturgill told police he got into an argument with his roommate which escalated to punches being thrown.

Sturgill allegedly went into his room and grabbed a handgun and shot the man several times.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

During an interview with police, Sturgill admitted his actions were wrong and he got into an argument with his roommate over the type of music they were listening to at the time.

The suspect also admitted they had been drinking shots and beer before the shooting.

Sturgill has been charged with second-degree murder.


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Very important question....what type of music were they playing?


So sad. So unnecessary. This happens far too often with guns that were purchased for "personal protection".


doesn't happen enough in CA.


Because a good-sized portion of gun owners are fetishist idiots (many of them in Arizona!) They don't use them for legitimate purposes like hunting and properly lock them in a safe like my father did. I'm a liberal who grew up in a gun-owning household. I shot a gun when I was 8 years old! You know why I don't own a gun now as an adult? Because I DON'T HUNT. And f*ck "personal protection"-- I don't walk around in fear of everything like conservatives do. All these idiots have watched Die Hard too many times and prepare for some action movie scenario where they're lauded as a hero, which will never happen.

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