Suspect arrested, charged with murder in road rage shooting

Published: Aug. 3, 2011 at 9:19 AM MST|Updated: Nov. 11, 2015 at 4:28 PM MST
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Andres Fernando Buelna, Source: Tucson Police Dept.
Andres Fernando Buelna, Source: Tucson Police Dept.

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - Andres Fernando Buelna, 24 is charged with murder in the shooting death of Benny Alvarez Casarez Jr.

Officers arrested Buelna at a motel near I-10 and Grant just before midnight Tuesday.

Tucson Police say detectives worked through much of the night Monday and all day on Tuesday, aggressively pursuing leads to identify a suspect in this case.

Information from several sources led to the identification of Buelna as the suspect.

The incident started Monday afternoon in midtown.

There was some kind of road rage situation.  Cesarez pulled into a parking lot at Campbell and Fort Lowell.

Police say Buelna followed,  opened fire and drove off.

Cesarez died at the scene.

Buelna is in the Pima County Jail.

He has a hearing at nine o'clock Wednesday morning.

Check back here for updates.

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