Family of slain Tucson boy, 7, holds car wash for funeral costs

2011-04-11T08:12:00Z 2011-04-11T11:13:13Z Family of slain Tucson boy, 7, holds car wash for funeral costsFernanda Echavarri, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 11, 2011 8:12 am  • 

The family of slain 7-year-old Johnathan Federico will hold a car wash today to help pay for funeral costs.

Johnathan was killed early Saturday when a gunman fired toward Johnathan’s home as the boy ran to the door to see what was happening outside, police said.

His family will be at the AutoZone on 6307 E. 22nd St., near South Wilmot Road, Monday and Tuesday starting at 9 a.m.

Johnathan was playing when the shooting started just after 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of South Sahuara Avenue, near East 29th Street and South Craycroft Road.

Across the street from the home, which is in a small apartment complex near the Corbett Elementary School yard, Alvinthe Valenzuela, 21, fired shots from a handgun toward the home, said Sgt. Matt Ronstadt, a Tucson police spokesman.

Valenzuela has been booked in to the Pima County jail Saturday on murder charges.

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