Tucson police investigating homicide from drive-by shooting

2014-06-10T15:15:00Z 2014-07-13T15:47:10Z Tucson police investigating homicide from drive-by shootingCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A man believed to have been shot in a drive-by shooting Sunday was found dead in a car parked behind an industrial warehouse Tuesday.

The man was identified as Jesus Alcarez-Ruiz, 35, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.

Alcarez-Ruiz was found in the passenger seat of a white vehicle with bullet holes that was found parked in a lot of an industrial warehouse in the 6200 block of South Sears Boulevard, said Dugan.

The industrial area is north of East Valencia Road and east of South Campbell Avenue.

On Tuesday, workers who were at the industrial warehouse called 911 shortly after 1 p.m. to report the car with a body inside it, Dugan said.

Detectives located and spoke to the driver of the vehicle who was also shot, but his wounds were not life-threatening, said Dugan.

No details were released about the driver, where he was located, or what he told investigators.

Dugan said the vehicle Alcarez-Ruiz was found in is the same vehicle that was reported being shot at by occupants in another passenger vehicle on Sunday.

Shortly before noon Sunday, police responded to a 911 call reporting a possible drive-by shooting near South Tucson Boulevard and East Valencia Road, Dugan said.

The caller reported that multiple shots were fired at a white vehicle. When police arrived in the area, they did not find a scene, Dugan said. Officers patrolled the area through the afternoon and evening and did not find any vehicles or evidence of a drive-by shooting, said Dugan.

    

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