UPDATE: Police charge suspect involved in midtown Tucson homicide
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Tucson Police have made an arrest in the investigation of a homicide that happened on Saturday, Sept. 4 in midtown Tucson.
Nivek Isaiah Gastelum is being charged with 1st-degree murder. Detectives say information from interviews and forensic evidence was enough to get an arrest warrant for the 20-year-old.
According to officials, officers heard several gunshots on Sept. 4 while working directed patrol in the 4600 block of E. Speedway Blvd. They found a man in a parking lot with obvious signs of gunshot trauma.
The man was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased. He was later identified as 31-year-old Alexander Ian Jacobs.
Detectives believe Gastelum was involved in an altercation in the parking lot with Jacobs before the shooting.
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