Former Arizona State Legislator Don Shooter On Life Support

By Mariah Gallegos, Bridget Dowd
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Published: Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 3:54pm
Updated: Friday, August 2, 2019 - 9:28am
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
Don Shooter

Former Arizona state legislator Don Shooter underwent two surgeries this week. 

Rep. Bob Thorpe said Shooter underwent surgery Wednesday and is now connected to a breathing tube. Family friend Gretchen Jacobs said Shooter had been on life support and had a blood clot, but seems to be past the worst of it.

"The fact that he made it through surgery and all that yesterday is a miracle," Jacobs said. "The odds were against him."

Shooter is scheduled for more surgeries over the next three weeks.

Shooter is a former chairman of the Arizona House Appropriations Committee. He was expelled in 2018 after an investigation found he had a pattern of sexually harassing women.

More Stories From KJZZ

If you like this story, Donate Now!