Fender bender dispute leaves man dead in S. Tucson

2013-09-27T00:00:00Z 2013-09-27T07:54:12Z Fender bender dispute leaves man dead in S. TucsonArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A fender bender in a fast-food drive-thru late Wednesday ended with one man shot to death and another in jail.

South Tucson police already were en route to the restaurant when they heard two shots, Lt. Jeff Inorio, police spokesman, said in a news release.

They were called at about 10:30 p.m. regarding a man with a gun in the parking lot.

When officers arrived at the McDonald’s, 1901 S. Sixth Ave. at East 29th Street, they found Francisco Gonzalez-Alvarez, 35, lying in the parking lot where he had been shot.

They arrested Zoran Medic, 22, who was still had a gun, Inorio said.

A minor traffic collision occurred in the drive-thru between Medic and Gonzalez-Alvarez, and a fight occurred outside the vehicles, 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.

Kimberly Matas

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