Man dead after altercation with family member on east side

Published: Jun. 22, 2018 at 12:45 AM MST|Updated: Jun. 22, 2018 at 4:17 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A man was found dead after Tucson police officers responded to calls of an unknown trouble at an apartment complex near 1600 N. Wilmot Rd. on the east side Thursday night.

Upon arrival, officers located several individuals outside of an apartment. They learned there had been an altercation and one male was possibly injured inside the apartment.

Officers entered the building to check welfare and located 43-year-old Jason Peebles with obvious sharp force trauma. Officers provided aid but Peebles but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives with the TPD Homicide Unit responded to continue the investigation, where they learned Mr. Peebles had been residing in an apartment with a family member but had been served with a court order the day before and was no longer allowed to be at the apartment.

That night, other family members went to the residence to check on the apartment when they found the locks had been changed and no one answered the door after several attempts. As one adult male family member attempted to enter the residence through the back, he was confronted by Mr. Peebles who began to physically assault him. Another male attempted to intervene but was unsuccessful.

As the fight continued, the family member retrieved a knife from his pocket and stabbed Mr. Peebles.  Peebles retreated to the inside of the apartment and the family member fled to the parking lot to the other family members, who then called 911.

No arrest have been made, according to TPD.

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