Law & Order Briefs

2013-05-15T00:00:00Z 2013-05-15T08:58:20Z Law & Order BriefsCarmen Duarte, Kimberly Matas and Veronica Cruz Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Suspect is sought in fatal shooting

Police are asking the public for help in finding a man wanted in connection with the slaying of a man outside a Walmart two weeks ago.

Homicide detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Jeremy Shane Davis, 27, for first-degree murder in the shooting death of Ricky Lomax, 25, at Walmart Neighborhood Market on May 1, said Sgt. Chris Widmer, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.

Davis is 6 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes and numerous tattoos on his neck and arms, Widmer said.

Lomax was shot just before 4 a.m. outside the Walmart entrance in the parking lot of the Northgate Shopping Center, on the northeast corner of East Grant Road and North Alvernon Way. Lomax was able to walk into the 24-hour Walmart before he collapsed and died, Widmer said.

Lomax, who was unarmed, had a confrontation with several men outside the Walmart, and at least one of the men shot Lomax multiple times, Widmer said.

Anyone with information about Davis is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Carmen Duarte

Man sought in heists at local pharmacies

Police are looking for a man in connection with armed robberies of pharmacies. An arrest warrant was issued for Thomas Holland, 47, who is wanted in four counts of armed robbery, said Sgt. Chris Widmer, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.

Holland is described as 6 feet tall and weighs 190 pounds. He has brown hair and green eyes, and wears dentures. He is wanted in connection with robberies:

• May 4 at CVS, 3785 W. Ina Road, in Marana.

• April 29 at Fry's, 3920 E. Grant Road.

• April 24 at Fry's, 4150 E. 22nd St.

• April 17 at Safeway, 10380 E. Broadway.

Anyone with information should call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Carmen Duarte

Woman, 89, mugged in store parking lot

Deputies are looking for a man who mugged an 89-year-old woman in a grocery store parking lot.

She was walking to her car at about 6:30 a.m. April 27 after shopping at Safeway, 4752 E. Sunrise Drive at North Swan Road, when a man came up and asked for money. She refused and he grabbed her purse.

"She was able to hold on tight to her purse, and in doing so she fell back and hit her head on the ground, causing an injury," said Deputy Jesus Bañuelos, Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman.

A witness yelled at the man, who ran to a car and drove away. The car, which had been stolen, was located by deputies, and that led them to a convenience store where two people associated with the stolen vehicle were caught on surveillance video, Bañuelos said.

The robber is described as in his early 20s and was wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt with a black shirt underneath, sunglasses and a black hat. He also was carrying a backpack.

The second man appears to be in his early 20s. He was wearing a black-and-gray flannel shirt with a red-and-white baseball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Kimberly Matas

Man given natural life for his second murder

A Tucson man was sentenced Tuesday to natural life in prison for his second first-degree murder conviction.

Victor "Lucky Charms" Lizardi was found guilty in April of first-degree murder and armed robbery for the August 2011 shooting death of Franciso Pereida, 24.

Defense attorney Sean Bruner asked Pima County Superior Court Judge Deborah Bernini to give a sentence of life with the possibility of release after 25 years. He called Lizardi one of the most respectful clients he has represented.

Prosecutor Mark Diebolt asked for the sentence to be life without possibility of release, saying Lizardi has a "total and complete disregard for human life."

In February, Lizardi was convicted of shooting and killing Michael Smith, 43, while he slept at an apartment complex. Lizardi shot Smith two days before he shot Pereida. His sentence was life in prison with the possibility of release after 25 years for Smith's death.

Veronica Cruz

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