A fender bender in a fast food drive-through late Wednesday night ended with one man shot to death and another in jail.
South Tucson police officers already were en route to the restaurant when they heard two gunshots, Lt. Jeff Inorio, spokesman for the South Tucson Police Department, said in a news release.
They were called at about 10:30 p.m. in reference to a man with a gun in the parking lot.
When officers arrived at the McDonald’s, 1901 S. Sixth Avenue at East 29th Street, they found Francisco Gonzalez Alvarez, 35, lying in the parking lot where he had been shot.
They arrested 22-year-old Zoran Medic, who was still in possession of a gun, Inorio said.
“A minor traffic collision occurred in the restaurant’s drive-thru between Medic and Gonzalez-Alvarez, and a verbal and physical altercation occurred outside of the vehicles in the parking lot,” Inorio said. “It appears Medic retrieved a handgun from his vehicle, and a brief struggle ensued and Medic discharged the weapon, striking Gonzalez-Alvarez.”
Medic was booked into the Pima County jail and faces a charge of second-degree murder.