Law & Order Briefs

2013-05-10T00:00:00Z 2014-10-24T09:49:53Z Law & Order BriefsKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 10, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Man held in '10 killing at apartment complex

Tucson police have made an arrest in a 2010 homicide.

Gunnar Quick, 37, was arrested Wednesday night for his suspected involvement in the Aug. 27, 2010, shooting death of Darwin M. Wells, 36. Wells was shot and killed in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 6500 block of East Golf Links Road.

"At the time, very little information was known regarding the suspect and/or motive for the crime," Sgt. Maria Hawke, spokeswoman for the Tucson Police Department, said in a news release. "However, in late 2012, new information came to light. Pursuing the new leads, detectives were able to determine the identity of the suspect involved in the incident."

Quick was booked into the Pima County jail and is facing a charge of first-degree murder.

Motorcycle crash kills man on south side

A Tucson man who apparently lost control of his motorcycle, was found dead Thursday morning near a south-side road.

At about 1:35 a.m. a Tucson police officer was driving in the area of South Alvernon Way and East Technical Drive when he saw a motorcycle lying on the side of the road near the intersection. The officer found the body of 25-year-old Nicholas J. Vasquez some distance away from the motorcycle, Sgt. Maria Hawke, spokeswoman for the Tucson Police Department, said in a news release.

Detectives determined Vasquez had been riding his yellow 2003 Honda southbound on South Alvernon Way at a high rate of speed.

"For unknown reasons, he lost control of the motorcycle and collided with the guardrail on the right side of the roadway," Hawke said.

Vasquez was wearing a helmet.

Man stabbed to death in his S. Tucson home

A South Tucson man was stabbed to death in his home early Thursday and police are searching for the killer.

Police officers responded to a call about a fight at 5:39 a.m. When they arrived at a home in the 400 block of East 30th Street at South Third Avenue, they found a man in the home with stab wounds, Lt. Jeff Inorio, spokesman for the South Tucson Police Department, said. The man was dead when officers arrived.

A woman who was staying in the home ran from the residence during the fight and met police when they arrived. She told them the victim and an acquaintance had gotten into a fight and the suspect fled the scene, Inorio said.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 30s, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 190 pounds, with a short haircut, a thin mustache, and a scar and deformity on his head.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the homicide or the identity of the suspect should call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Kimberly Matas

On StarNet: Find an interactive crime map for Tucson and Pima County at azstarnet.com/crimemap

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