A 52-year-old US man flagged down a police car and confessed to murder.
The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Jay Albert Stevens waved down the officer in the middle of the Central Highway in southern Arizona at 1am on Thursday morning
As the deputy questioned Stevens, he confessed to having shot and killed another man, aged 61.
Stevens then led the deputy to the location of the dead body.
The Sheriff’s Office posted a statement on Facebook saying: “On Thursday September 8, 2022 at approximately 1:00 am, a Cochise County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a male subject in the middle of the roadway on Central Highway and Sage Lane near McNeal.
“The male subject waived down the deputy and when the male subject was asked if he was alright, the male subject said he had just shot and killed someone.
“Upon getting additional details from the male subject, he indicated that he did not have the address of where the incident occurred but he was able to lead deputies to a resident (sic) where a 61-year-old man was found deceased.”
He has been placed in custody in the Cochise County Jail and charged with first-degree murder.
The Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation into the murder.