A 66-year-old Mesa, Ariz., man has died from bullet wounds he suffered in a shooting in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area during the Thanksgiving holiday.
The probe into the shooting has become a murder investigation, Imperial County Sheriff's Office Investigator Gabe Vela said this morning.
The man, Arvel Dean Reeves, was shot three times in a dispute Nov. 24 between those from two camp sites over a motorcycle and a quad.
Reeves died Dec. 21, Vela said, adding there were few new details he could release in the case this morning.
He said the investigation is ongoing, adding there have been no further arrests in the case. Vela added evidence has been gathered and sent to the state Department of Justice for analysis.
Vela said he still is waiting for the results of such lab tests.
Five men were arrested for attempted murder. All were later released without being charged pending further investigation.