TPD: Teen dies after getting shot by friend at home on east side

TPD: Teen dies after getting shot by friend at home on east side
Tucson Police responded to the neighborhood near Irvington Road and Kolb Road Sunday afternoon.

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A teen has passed away after getting shot by a friend at an east-side home Sunday, May 26.

At 2:30 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 7300 block of East Marigold Circle, near the intersection of Irvington and Kolb on the report of a shooting in a home.

Upon arrival, officers discovered 17-year-old Roman Serna, unresponsive inside of the home with obvious signs of gunshot trauma.

Serna was transported to Banner University Medical Center by members of the Tucson Fire Department with life-threatening injuries.

At 2 a.m. on Monday, the Homicide Unit was advised that Serna has passed away from his injuries.

Detectives determined that a friend was showing Serna a loaded firearm when it went off, striking Serna.

Serna’s friend’s mother was home at the time of the 911 call.

On Sunday, the TPD reported that the suspect, also 17-years-old, was in custody.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this case call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

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