TPD: Teen in custody after fatally shooting mother’s boyfriend

TPD: Teen in custody after fatally shooting mother’s boyfriend
16-year-old Lashaun Jayvion White arrested in connection to a fatal shooting on the east side. (Source: Tucson Police Department)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A Tucson teen is facing a murder charge after allegedly shooting his mother’s boyfriend during an argument.

The Tucson Police Department said Lashaun Jayvion White shot Anthony Watkins late Saturday, March 6. It happened at an apartment complex in the 7400 block of East 22nd Street.

According to the interim complaint, the 16-year-old White and 35-year-old Watkins got into a fight and White said Watkins pushed him around and grabbed his throat.

White, who is facing a second-degree murder charge, told investigations he pulled out a pistol and shot Watkins, who died at the scene.

White allegedly left the scene and hid the weapon before calling police and turning himself in. He is being held in the Pima County Adult Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 88-CRIME.

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