Man charged in fatal shooting of Tucson man in December

Man charged in fatal shooting of Tucson man in December
Police have arrested 39-year-old Richard Junior Miller in the fatal shooting of 55-year-old Jeffry Ray Hunter in December 2020. (Source: TPD)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Tucson Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a Tucson man back in December 2020.

Investigators developed information identifying the homicide suspect as 39-year-old Richard Junior Miller. A warrant was obtained for his arrest on Jan. 5.

Officers were able to locate him near Stone Avenue and Fort Lowell. He was booked into Pima County Jail and was charged with second-degree murder.

On Wednesday, Dec. 23 officers with the Tucson Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of West Blacklidge Drive after receiving a report of a shooting at about 12 a.m.

According to TPD, a caller advised dispatchers that he had located a man with gunshot wounds inside his home.

The man was transferred to Banner-University Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries, but several hours after arriving at the hospital, he was pronounced deceased.

He was identified as 55-year-old Jeffry Ray Hunter.

Detectives learned through interviews that the man was at the caller’s home visiting a friend when an argument ensued, and shortly after gunfire was heard. TPD believes other guests in the home left before police arrived.

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