MARICOPA — A 27-year-old Hidden Valley man is dead after his roommate allegedly "freaked out" and shot him last week, authorities said.

Justin Hein died from the shooting that happened Friday in a home off North Starview Lane.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at around 7 p.m. regarding a shooting in the home, which was shared by three men including Hein. Hein’s roommate Carlos Correa Ortiz allegedly told police he was drinking and smoking a "dab" — a kind of concentrated marijuana product — before he “freaked out” and shot Hein.

Ortiz remained at the residence until police arrived, and Hein was pronounced dead at the scene. Ortiz was arrested and booked into the Pinal County jail for first-degree murder.


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