UPDATE: Police charge suspect involved in midtown Tucson homicide

Nivek Isaiah Gastelum, 20
Nivek Isaiah Gastelum, 20(Source: Tucson Police Dept.)
Published: Sep. 5, 2021 at 12:19 PM MST|Updated: Sep. 9, 2021 at 12:19 PM MST
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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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