Two men arrested in connection to teen homicide in November

“Police investigating fatal teen shooting northwest of Rodeo Park”
Steven Ricardo Vallejo, 25; and Alejandro Miguel Romero, 21.
Steven Ricardo Vallejo, 25; and Alejandro Miguel Romero, 21.(PCSD)
Updated: Dec. 10, 2020 at 7:44 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - On Nov. 20, just before 3 a.m., officers with the Tucson Police Department and Tucson Fire personnel responded to a residence on the 300 block of West Missouri Street after receiving reports of a shooting.

Upon arrival officers located an unresponsive teenage male with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. After failed life-saving attempts my TPD and TFD, he was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was identified as 15-year-old Adam Lopez.

Detectives determined Lopez left his home on-foot to meet with an unknown person, and shortly after shots were heard and Lopez was located .

As detectives continued investigations, probable cause was established on 21-year-old Alejandro Miguel Romero and 25-year-old Steven Ricardo Vallejo for the incident that resulted in Lopez’ death.

On Dec. 9, 2020, officers located and arrested Romero and Vallejo on Tucson’s southside. They were booked into Pima County Jail for aggravated robbery, armed robbery and first degree murder.

Additionally, Vallejo was booked on additional charges for two-counts of aggravated assault and one-count of discharging a firearm into a structure from a previous unrelated incident in November.

Additional details will be released as they become available.

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