UPDATE: TPD investigating delayed homicide after victim dies from injuries

UPDATE: TPD investigating delayed homicide after victim dies from injuries
Man arrested for attempted murder after victim suffers gunshot trauma at a Days Inn on southeast side (Source: Pima County Sheriff’s Department)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - First degree murder charges are now pending after Tucson Police arrested 46-year-old Keith Colbert for Attempted Murder after a woman died from gunshot trauma at a Days Inn on the southeast side.

Around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, a shooting occurred at the Days Inn located at 1440 S Craycroft Road. Officers from Operations Division Midtown responded and found 25-year-old Rachel Lena Sheridan in a hotel room with gunshot trauma.

She was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she later died on June 10. Next of kin has been notified.

Detectives with the Tucson Police Aggravated Assault Unit responded to continue the investigation. Detectives learned that Sheridan was in a domestic violence relationship with Colbert. Sheridan was at the hotel hiding from Colbert when he forced his way into her room and shot her according to police.

Authorities say Colbert fled the scene after the shooting. There were several witnesses in the area that observed the incident when it occurred.

On June 8, 2020, Operations Division Midtown Community Response Team located Mr. Colbert at America’s Best Value Inn located at 810 East Benson Highway and he was detained without incident.

Colbert was charged with Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault, Attempted First Degree Murder, and Prohibited Possession of a Firearm. Colbert was booked into Pima County Jail. First Degree Murder charges are now pending.

This is an on-going investigation. Additional details will be released as they become available.

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