Police: Man fatally shot girlfriend after two-vehicle crash in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A man is facing a murder charge after allegedly shooting his girlfriend following a crash on Tucson’s east side on Friday, July 1.
According to the Tucson Police Department, officers were called to the area of Wilmot and Fifth for a two-vehicle crash.
Witnesses said a man jumped out of a white pick-up truck that was involved in the crash and fled the area. Officers then found a woman with gunshot wounds in the truck.
The victim, 36-year-old Jessica Garcia, died at a local hospital. The TPD said officers found the driver of the truck, 45-year-old Joseph Brandon Gourley, and took him into custody.
The TPD said Gourley was exiting the truck when he shot Garcia, his girlfriend. Gourley was charged with first-degree murder and may face additional charges.
People inside the other vehicle involved in the crash, a Kia Sol, were injured. The TPD said they were taken to the hospital, but they are expected to recover.
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