TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Two more people were arrested earlier this year for the killing of a Sahuarita man in January 2019. This comes after investigators arrested two other men for the crime. All for are now facing first-degree murder charges.
William Anthony Lira, 28, and Manuel Robles Monreal Jr., 25, were indicted on first-degree murder, five counts of armed robbery and five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the shooting death of Manuel Bojorquez on Jan. 26, 2019, according to a news release from the Sahuarita Police Department.
Luis Alberto Martinez, 28, and Jorge Luis Lopez, 29, face the same charges in addition to possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited possessor.
All four men are awaiting trial in the Pima County Jail.
The shooting happened in the 2200 block of East Sahuarita Road more than a year ago.
Multiple people were found shot and Bojorquez died.
“Law enforcement leaders at all levels of government know that no one agency can address all issues, even when they have significant resources,” said SPD Chief John Noland.”I’m thankful for having good working relationships with our local, state and federal agencies.
“This case involved numerous SPD resources over a long period of time. The investigation was complex and our detectives, officers and civilian staff did not give up and they’ve done really good work! We send a big thank you out to those allied agencies like the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Marshals Service. Over the last few days, the U.S. Marshals played a significant role in tracking down and arresting two of the murder suspects at the request of the SPD.”