Tucson teen arrested in fatal shooting earlier this year

Arrest made in Tucson murder case
Published: May. 4, 2023 at 1:02 PM MST|Updated: May. 4, 2023 at 1:21 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - The Tucson Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect in a February shooting that killed a man.

Police say 15-year-old Fabian Velarde was booked into Pima County Jail where he is being held on a $1 million bond.

He faces charges of second-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, prohibited possessor and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The arrest follows a police response to reports of a shooting at a loud party early in the morning on Feb. 5 in the 4000 block of E. Agate Knoll Dr.

Police say three 16-year-old males were shot and were taken to the hospital for treatment.

A fourth male victim, 19-year-old Eduardo Salazar, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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