Man held in shooting of teen on south side

A 21-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with the shooting of a teenage boy near a south-side bus station, police said.

Gabriel Madrid-Wilson was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of marijuana for sale, possession of a weapon during a drug offense, and prohibited possessor, said Sgt. Diana Lopez, a Tucson Police Department spokeswoman.

Madrid-Wilson is accused of shooting the 16-year-old boy Wednesday night in an area south of the Roy Laos Transit Center, 205 W. Irvington Road, Lopez said.

Off-duty police officers were working at the transit center when they heard gunshots in the distance.

Minutes later, the wounded boy came to the transit center.

The officers rendered first aid to the boy before paramedics arrived.

The boy was taken to a hospital, where was treated and released, Lopez said.

Gang detectives are investigating the shooting.

Jamar Younger

Woman badly injured in crash on SE side

An 18-year-old woman was flown to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after a wreck on Tucson's southeast side early Thursday, police said.

The two-vehicle crash closed the intersection of Houghton Road and Mary Ann Cleveland Way, near Interstate 10, for almost four hours, said Sgt. Diana Lopez, a Tucson police spokeswoman.

Tucson fire crews took the young woman to a hospital, said Capt. Tricia Tracy, a department spokeswoman.

There were no other people seriously injured at the scene, Tracy said.

Fernanda Echavarri

Donations sought for Willcox High

Willcox High School is seeking donations for supplies after the school was partially destroyed by a fire earlier this month.

Willcox Against Substance Abuse, or WASA, a nonprofit organization, has established a fund to collect money for teaching supplies and other materials.

The Rex Allen Theater and Museum, also a nonprofit organization, is accepting donations for the high school.

The Jan. 12 fire destroyed all of the school's math, science and special-education classrooms.

The donations can be sent to WASA at 480 N. Bisbee Ave., Willcox, AZ 85643.

Donations also can be directly deposited into the WASA account at Cochise Credit Union or Compass Bank in Willcox.

Checks should be made out to WASA with a notation that they are donations toward the Willcox High School Fire Recovery.

Donations for the Rex Allen Theater fund can be deposited into accounts at Western Bank and Compass Bank in Willcox.

Those checks can be made out to Rex Allen Theater and Museum and should also note that they are donations toward the Willcox High School Fire Recovery.

For information call Debra Ellis at 1-520-384-4502 or WASA coordinator Sally White at 1-520-384-4777.

Jamar Younger