Update: Tucson man charged with murder in midtown homicide

Arrest made in homicide in midtown Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Authorities are investigating a homicide in midtown Tucson late Thursday, Sept. 5.

Police have identified the suspect as 39-year-old David J. Sassaman, who is being charged with second-degree murder.

The Tucson Police Department said 44-year-old John M. Becker was found dead at an apartment complex in the 200 block of East Mohave, which is near Stone and Fort Lowell. The two were believed to be roommates.

Detectives believe they were alone in the apartment when they got into a physical fight when Sassaman called 911.

Officers found Becker deceased on scene with signs of bunt force trauma.

Sassaman was booked into Pima County Jail. Anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME.

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