01/13/2011

Police find ammo bag in Ariz. shooting

The back bag holding the ammunition was discovered by an 18-year-old who was walking his dog this morning

Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. — A man walking his dog has found a black bag holding ammunition that authorities believe was discarded by a gunman accused of trying to assassinate an Arizona congresswoman.

Chief Rick Kastigar with the Pima County Sheriff's Office told The Associated Press that an 18-year-old found the bag Thursday morning in a neighborhood near where the suspect lives. He went to get another man, who looked inside and saw ammunition.

Authorities have said the suspect, Jared Loughner, and his father got into a confrontation over the bag at their home in the hours before the shooting.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

Authorities say they think they've found the black bag that the accused Arizona gunman had in the hours before the shooting.

Chief Rick Kastigar with the Pima County Sheriff's Office told The Associated Press on Thursday that a black bag found in a neighborhood near where the suspect lives has been found. Kastigar says are items in the bag that might be related to the case.

Authorities have said the suspect, Jared Loughner, and his father got into a confrontation over the bag at their home in the hours before the shooting.

An 18-year-old man was walking his dog found the black bag and took it to an adult, who called the sheriff's office.

Authorities did not say what was in the bag.

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