Tucson police: Refusal to leave property call turns into homicide investigation

Tucson police: Refusal to leave property call turns into homicide investigation
Homicide investigation west side of Tucson

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - What was originally a call to police about a person refusing to leave the property is now a homicide investigation, according to the Tucson Police Department.

A call came in around 6 p.m. on Monday, April 22 from 55-year-old Andrew Gallardo, about an unwanted person who was refusing to leave his property.

According to a TPD news release, officers from Operations Division West arrived at the residence in the 100 block of South Grande Avenue, south of Congress and found Gallardo unresponsive with obvious signs of blunt force trauma.

Tucson Fire Department crews also responded to the scene, but Gallardo was pronounced dead at the scene.

TPD Homicide detectives arrived and took over the investigation. According to TPD, the detectives learned from family members and witnesses that Gallardo was involved in a fight with an unknown male in the front yard of the home.

Detectives are working to identify the male, in order to learn more about the incident.

The man is described as Hispanic, in his 30s or 40s with short dark hair and tattoos on his arms and neck.

Details are limited and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 88-CRIME, they can remain anonymous.

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