UPDATE: Man in custody, victim identified after fatal shooting at Mission Manor Park
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A man is facing a murder charge after allegedly killing another man at Mission Manor Park in Tucson early Monday, Oct. 18.
The Tucson Police Department said Deandre Isaiah Antone, 19, has been arrested on charges of first-degree murder and drive-by shooting.
The TPD said Ocean Frederick Washington, 21, was shot to death at Mission Manor Park on South 12th Avenue around 3:15 a.m.
According to the interim complaint, a large group of young adults was hanging out at a carwash near 12th Avenue and Ohio Street prior to the shooting. TPD officers showed up at the carwash, which led to the group driving to the park. Witnesses later told TPD that Antone was seen driving an off-road vehicle at the carwash.
Antone was also spotted at the scene of the shooting and witnesses told TPD he was driving the same off-road vehicle. A few witnesses said they saw Antone fire from the vehicle while a passenger in the front seat took video.
The TPD later went to Antone’s home and saw an off-road vehicle matching the witnesses’ descriptions. While officers were watching the home, a man tried to load the vehicle onto a trailer and drive away. He was stopped by officers and the vehicle was taken as evidence.
A little while later, officers said they spotted Antone and another man flee the home. They allegedly tried to jump into a vehicle that was waiting in the parking lot of a nearby restaurant. The driver of the vehicle allegedly told officers she had “made arrangements to pick the two up to avoid the area.”
Antone allegedly admitted to driving the off-road vehicle in the area but claimed he was going to a casino.
No firearm was found in Antone’s home but the TPD his home had been shot at hours before the fatal incident at the park.
The shooting is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME or 911.
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