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No charges filed in Green Valley fatal shooting

No charges filed in Green Valley fatal shooting

CREATED Aug 9, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Charges will not be filed against Alexander G. Cleveland after he fatally shot 28-year-old Wayne Anthony Peters in self defense.

Deputy Tom Peine tells KGUN9 that the fatal shooting case was presented to the Pima County Attorney’s Office who has declined to file charges against Cleveland.

On August 4, 2012, detectives responded to Green Valley to investigate a shooting in the 400 block of West Apero Drive.

Detectives learned Peters and his girlfriend, 23-year-old Kristina Dunkel, were involved in a  domestic dispute. Peters became physically abusive towards Dunkel.  She ran to a neighbor’s residence, where Alexander G. Cleveland and his girlfriend Cynthia Owens, let her inside.

Peters showed up at their door and asked if his girlfriend was there, which they denied.

After a while, Peters returned and forced his way into the neighbor’s residence and forced Owens  outside and into his Jeep. Peters made suicidal threats and stated he would take his girlfriend with him. Owens tried to help Dunkel, but Peters became physically violent with her as well.

Cleveland came out of his residence, carrying a handgun and fired a warning shot prompting Peters to let go of the women.  Peters came at Cleveland. Cleveland, who feared for his life, fired his weapon at Peters in self defense and struck him.

Peters then left in his car traveling southbound on La Canada Drive where he was later found by
deputies They found Peters, just outside his vehicle, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.