Flagstaff Police Department- MEDIA RELEASE
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz – Abraham Puentes Ortiz, 22 years of age of age and Adonis Encinas Velarde, 20 years of age, were arrested for the murder of Kinsey Beebe, 19 years of age.
On February 28, 2018 at approximately 11:34 PM, Officers with the Flagstaff Police Department responded to the 1900 block of E. Arrowhead Ave. in reference to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival Officers discovered Kinsey Beebe, 19 years of age of Flagstaff, AZ had been shot and was in critical condition. She was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center. She was later pronounced deceased due to her injuries. Upon investigation witnesses identified Adonis Encinas Velarde, 20 years of age, of Flagstaff, AZ and Abraham Puentes Ortiz, 22 years of age, of Flagstaff , AZ as suspects in this case.
On March 1, 2018 at approximately 12:10 AM Officers then received another call of shots fired in the area of N. Sanford Place and N. Miranda Way. Upon arrival Officers discovered there had been a drive by shooting at an occupied residential structure. No victims were injured during this incident.
On March 1, 2018 at approximately 2:00 AM Adonis Encinas Velarde turned himself in to police at the 600 Block of S. Milton Avenue. He was subsequently arrested, interviewed and booked into the Coconino County Jail for: First Degree Murder, Kidnapping, Disorderly Conduct with a Weapon, Discharging a Firearm in the City Limits, Drive by Shooting of an Occupied Structure, and Assisting a Criminal Street Gang after admitting involvement in the offenses. Adonis stated he witnessed the murder of Kinsey and was the person who discharged a weapon at the address on N. Sanford Ave.
On March 1, 2018 at approximately 8:45 AM Abraham Puentes Ortiz was found at the 700 Block of S. Blackbird Roost. He was subsequently arrested, interviewed and booked into Coconino County Jail for: First Degree Murder, Kidnapping, Disorderly Conduct with a Weapon, Weapons Misconduct, Drive by Shooting of an Occupied Structure, and Assisting a Criminal Street Gang after admitting involvement in the offenses. Abraham stated he shot Kinsey three times and drove the vehicle during the drive-by shooting on N. Sanford Ave.
During the investigation and subsequent interviews investigators learned that Adonis and Abraham went to the 1900 Block of E. Arrowhead Ave. where they were drinking and spending time with Kinsey. At one point during the night Adonis and Abraham were outside the residence and fired one shot from an altered Ruger handgun with the serial number removed. Kinsey confronted the men about their behavior because there were other people in the residence. The men placed the Ruger inside the residence and went for a walk. When they returned they discovered that Kinsey had hidden the weapon. An argument ensued and Kinsey made a telephone call. Abraham was armed with a Glock handgun. He pointed the weapon at Kinsey and shot her in the head and neck three times.
The men fled the area in a dark colored minivan which had an AR-15 style rifle in the vehicle. The men drove to the area of N. Sanford Place and N. Miranda Way and Adonis shot at an occupied residence while Abraham was driving. Abraham then drove Adonis to Abraham’s house where Adonis fled from him believing Abraham may murder him next. Adonis then turned himself into police.
Police later located Abraham at his residence as he was leaving for work. During the arrest Officers discovered Abraham was armed with a loaded Glock Handgun. Detectives served a search warrant on his residence and located a loaded AR-15 style firearm inside the residence. Investigators also served a search warrant at Kinsey’s residence and located a Ruger firearm.
At this time, it is believed that all suspects in both of these cases have been identified and arrested and there does not appear to be any further threat of danger to the public.