- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A suspect has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting on Tucson’s southeast side.

Tucson police say 21-year-old Jordan Ewer was taken into custody Wednesday night and booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree murder.

It was unclear Thursday if Ewer has a lawyer yet.

Police say the shooting occurred about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday after an altercation broke out in the street.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found 40-year-old Gabriel Escalante in the roadway with obvious signs of gunshot trauma and he was later pronounced dead.

Police say the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle after the shooting and it appears they knew the victim.

They say a second suspect has been interviewed but not charged yet and detectives still are searching for the third suspect.


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