Woman shot multiple times is short-term rental property, two arrested

SCOTTSDALE — Two people have been arrested in connection with a shooting at a short-term rental property that occurred early Friday morning.

Aron Melvin, 24, and Sincere Hooks-Lilly, 23, were arrested Friday afternoon during a traffic stop.

Police say Melvin, Hooks-Lily, the victim, and others met the night before at a nightclub. The victim allegedly invited people to the short-term rental house near Hayden and McDowell roads.

At one point personal property was damaged and police say an argument broke out over payment of damages.

Police said the money was transferred through an app, but the argument continued.

Melvin and Hooks-Lilly left the property but returned just before 4 a.m., police said. That’s when the shooting allegedly took place.

The woman was shot three times, leaving her seriously injured. According to police, the woman was treated in hospital and has since been released.

Investigators tracked Melvin and Hooks-Lilly to a residence in the San Tan Valley and they were stopped by SWAT detectives during a traffic stop.

Melvin and Hooks-Lilly will be incarcerated in Maricopa County Jail on attempted second degree murder and other felony charges related to the incident.

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