2 arrested in connection to midtown shooting of Christina Nunley

The woman was found shot to death in a midtown hotel room.

2 arrested in connection to midtown shooting of Christina Nunley
Chad Edmondson, 32, and Jahkwez Wilson, 27, are facing first-degree murder charges in connection with the fatal shooting of Christina Nunley, 34, in Tucson, Ariz. on Sunday, May 17. (Source: Tucson Police Department)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Two men are in custody for the killing of Christina Leeann Nunley, who was found dead in a midtown hotel room on May 17.

Detectives arrested 27-year-old Jahkwez Wilson and 32-year-old Chad Edmondson in connection to the homicide of 34-year-old Nunley, TPD said in a news released Wednesday, May 27.

Wilson, Nunley’s boyfriend, was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Tuesday, May 19 and is being held in the Pima County Jail on robbery, aggravated robbery and first-degree felony murder. Edmondson was arrested by Oro Valley police and U.S. Marshals on May 27. He is being held at the Pima County Jail on first-degree murder, robbery and aggravated robbery charges.

On Sunday, May 17, 2020 the Tucson Police Department said one person identified Nunley died in a shooting at 1440 South Craycroft Road.

Officers attempted to render aid, but Nunley was declared dead shortly after crews with the Tucson Fire Department arrived on the scene.

Detectives learned Nunley had been staying at the hotel with her boyfriend and his children, according to the release. Police say she asked a friend who was staying at the same hotel if she could use their room to meet up with someone.

The friend agreed, according to authorities. Nunley asked for privacy during the meeting, so the room was partitioned with a blanket. While meeting with the visitor, a single gunshot was fired and the friend found Nunley in the room alone and unresponsive.

This incident is the third shooting near East 29th Street since May 14.

One person was killed and two others were injured Saturday in a shooting at a market in the 4100 block of East 29th Street, which is just east of South Columbus Boulevard.

The TPD said it happened around 3:45 p.m. when people in vehicles exchanged gunfire.

A man and woman showed up at a hospital with gunshot wounds. The man, 29-year-old Omar Rascon, died. The woman suffered injuries that are not life-threatening. The TPD said another person identified as later went to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

The TPD said all three were at the market and at least one of them has gang affiliations.

On Thursday, May 14, a Pima County Sheriff’s Department vehicle was hit by a stray bullet during a shootout in the 3900 block of East 29th Street.

The scene Thursday was east of Alvernon Way and less than two miles from the scene of the shooting Sunday night.

The TPD said two men got into a fight and one forced the other into a white SUV before pulling a firearm. At the same time, a PCSD deputy was stuck in traffic in the area.

The man then got into a gunfight with someone else and a bullet from the unknown individual hit the deputy’s windshield. The deputy was not injured.

The PCC officer chased the SUV but lost it in a nearby neighborhood.

Later, TPD officers located the SUV in the 2200 block of S. Howard Stravenue.

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