- Associated Press - Friday, April 21, 2017

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The man charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault in the 2015 shootings that left one Northern Arizona University student dead and three others wounded is back on the witness stand.

Steven Jones resumed testifying Friday, a day after he became the first defense witness in his trial in Coconino County Superior Court in Flagstaff.

Jones contends he fired in self-defense after being punched in the face by intoxicated people near the university’s Flagstaff campus and lost his glasses.

Jones testified Thursday that was chased from the scene and went to get his gun out of his car nearby because he panicked and feared for his safety.

He said he went back to help his friends and remembered firing some shots in the air but didn’t mean to hurt anyone.

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