Two teenagers arrested for murder in a Tucson mall | Crime and courts

Two teenagers were arrested in connection with a shooting that left a man dead and a woman injured on the south side of Tucson earlier this month.

The shooting took place on April 4 at 5:30 p.m. in a shopping center, located at 3787 S. 12th Ave., near Ajo Way. An off-duty Tucson police sergeant in the area responded after hearing the shooting. The suspects left the scene before the sergeant arrived.

The woman was treated for minor injuries, however, Emiliano Lugo, 20, suffered severe gunshot trauma and was taken to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, a Department of Health news release said. Tucson Police.

Officers were to obtain a description of the suspects and later that day found the suspect vehicle at a nearby residence and obtained a search warrant, police said. They were able to gather additional evidence and identified the suspects as 17-year-old Arturo Hernandez and 17-year-old George Fuentes. It was also discovered that the suspects and Lugo knew each other.

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On April 5, police arrested Hernandez with the assistance of TPD SWAT and K9 units. Fuentes was also arrested later that day and taken to the Pima County Jail, police said.

Both faced charges of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault/lethal weapon, but Lugo died on April 9, elevating the attempted first-degree murder charges to first-degree murder. degree.