Suspect in Waterflow shooting arrested

Second suspect in Monday incident remains at large

Joshua Kellogg
  • The victim told police Yolanda Marshall got Shoshain Tsosie to shoot him, according to court documents.
  • The victim had a gunshot wound on the right side of his head, and his right arm was beaten.
  • The victims said he initially was attacked by two unidentified Native American males.
Yolanda Marshall

FARMINGTON — One suspect has been arrested in connection to a shooting Monday in Waterflow as law enforcement personnel search for a second suspect.

Yolanda Marshall, 44, of Waterflow, was arrested Thursday afternoon by the U.S. Marshals Service near the Walmart at 1400 W. Main St. in Farmington, according to Detective Lt. Kyle Lincoln, a spokesman for the San Juan County Sheriff's Office.

Marshall and Shoshain Tsosie, 30, are accused of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and aggravated battery, according to court records. Anyone with information on Tsosie's whereabouts is asked to call San Juan County dispatch at 505-334-6622 or San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 505-334-8477.

Deputies for the sheriff's office were dispatched at 7:21 a.m. Monday to a home on County Road 6897 in response to the shooting, according to the arrest warrant affidavit. When deputies arrived at the scene, they learned a male victim was being driven in a car to the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington.

Doctors told police the victim had a gunshot wound to the right side of his head that "only grazed his skull," according to court documents. His right arm also had been beaten by a blunt object but was not broken, according to court documents.

The victim was later released from the hospital. He told police Marshall got Tsosie to shoot him, according to court documents.

During the incident, two additional figures, both described as unidentified Native American males, "came out of nowhere" and attacked the victim, according to court documents. Lincoln said the sheriff's office now has identified one of the two males and was in the process of obtaining a warrant for his arrest.

Detectives found four 9mm spent shell casings found at the scene, along with two areas of what appeared to be blood on the ground, according to court documents.

Marshall made her first appearance in Aztec Magistrate Court this morning and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday. Her surety bond is set at $1 million cash, and she was being held this afternoon in the San Juan County Adult Detention Center.

Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627.